Assisting Victims of Oswego Township Fire

Community members are coming to together to aid victims of the Oswego Township Fire that occurred in the early morning hours of December 18, only a week before Christmas. Twenty-four families were displaced by this apartment complex fire in Oswego Township and the building has since been deemed uninhabitable.

The Health Department is collaborating with community partners to be a positive force for recovery during this time. Our top priority is to ensure that everyone affected by this fire becomes stabilized with a place to live and recovers as soon as possible.

During this tragedy, community members are reaching out to provide much needed assistance to the victims of this fire. Below are some regional housing resources and donation options that community partners are offering to aid in the recovery process.

Regional Housing Resources

Download this document for a listing of more reasonable housing options that may host accommodations for displaced families. If community members also have private housing options with rent that is reasonable, please feel free to call the Health Department.

Durable Donations

Food, Clothing and Personal Care Products Only

The Kendall County Community Food, located at 208 Beaver Street in Yorkville is currently accepting food, clothing, bed linens, towels and personal care products. These items can be dropped off at the Red Door Room (24 hours a day/7 days a week) or in person Monday-Friday 9-12, and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please email info@kccfp.org or call (630) 553-0473.

New Christmas Gifts and Gently Used Furniture

The Caring Hands Thrift Shop, located at 1002 S. Bridge Street in Yorkville is currently accepting new Christmas gifts and gently used furniture. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For furniture donations, please call (630) 553-1847.

Cash Donations

Cash donations are currently being accepted for the victims of the Oswego fire. Cash donations can be made payable to the 3:11 Project via check, cash or through paypal: the311project@the311project.com 

If you would like to schedule a drop off time, please email Amy Lawler. Please visit http://www.facebook/the311project  for more information.