CRETE | Police officials are asking village residents to help collect food, clothing and other goods for the residents of tornado-stricken Washington, Ill.
Police Chief James Paoletti said Monday one of his officers, Nick Garcia, will participate Saturday in a caravan of public safety officials from across the south suburbs bringing supplies to Washington, Ill.
Police officials this week began collecting goods, and Paoletti said they are hoping residents also will make contributions. He said anyone wishing to donate to the Washington relief effort can bring their donation by Friday night to the Police Department, 1370 Benton St.
Village Clerk Deborah Bachert said items preferred include nonperishable food products, clothing and items such as towels and shampoo.
“Anything that people want to bring to us, we’d be happy to take,” Paoletti said.
Washington was one of several downstate Illinois communities hit by severe storms and tornadoes Nov. 17.