Community Meeting on Hurricane Harvey Response Taking Place Thursday, August 31

Mayor Steve Chirico invites all residents to a community meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 31 in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., to discuss community efforts to respond to the ongoing Hurricane Harvey disaster in Houston and the southeast coast of Texas.

Hosted by Mayor Chirico and Naperville resident Susan Koranda, a member of the Advisory Board of the Chicago Salvation Army and volunteer with the Salvation Army and Red Cross, the event will discuss best practices in disaster relief giving, how to avoid scams, the importance of long-term relief efforts and how Naperville residents can best help in the immediate aftermath of Harvey.

“The response from Naperville residents wanting to help their fellow Americans has been overwhelming,” Mayor Steve Chirico said. “While we all want to do as much as possible as soon as possible, as a community we should make sure we are helping in a way that gives the greatest support to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This gathering is a way for us to coordinate our efforts in a meaningful way that meets the most pressing needs of those who have suffered great losses in Texas. I encourage everyone to attend.”

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