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Assisting Victims of Oswego Township Fire – Light Road

Community members are coming to together to aid victims of the Oswego Township Fire that occurred early Tuesday morning, 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.

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 9-6pm. For more information, please email 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 acception new
Christmas gifts and gently used furniture. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9a-5p and Saturday 9a-3p.

For furniture donations, please call (630)553-1847.

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: If you would like to schedule a drop off time, please email Amy Lawler at Please visit the 3:11 Facebook page for more information at www.facebook/the311project.

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