People’s Resource Center (PRC) Southeast, along with the Westmont Special Events Corporation and the Westmont Park District, partnered to collect basic supplies for displaced Houston residents. PRC Southeast in Westmont served as the drop-off location and in only three days, was able to fill two vans, a pickup truck and two cars with in-kind and monetary donations to help the devastated area. The supplies were packed into a semi-trailer and driven to Houston on September 4.
PRC was honored to be part of the Hurricane Relief Drive and thanks the community for making the drive a success.
Kristina Kaniauskaite of Westmont Special Events said, “We were surprised how many people stepped up and donated supplies, but we knew the people of Westmont would jump at the chance to help.”
Food Pantry Supervisor Hank Anzelone commented, “Southeast DuPage, especially Westmont, always responds quickly when there are people in need. The drive showed how generous they are.”
Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 2,400 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. We also connect people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.
ABOUT THE WESTMONT SPECIAL EVENTS CORPORATION:
Westmont Special Events Corporation is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit agency dedicated to coordinating and assisting with family-friendly community events in Westmont, Illinois. The WSEC consists of a volunteer board and staff who work throughout the year to plan and host events such as the Taste of Westmont and Westmont Cruisin’ Nights & Street Fair. The WSEC office is located in Westmont Centre, One S. Cass Avenue, in downtown Westmont. The group typically meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Westmont Centre. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the WSEC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-829-9378.