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Downers Grove North to collect supplies for hurricane victims

DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove North High School Independent Women in Leadership Club, in coordination with the National Honor Society, Direct Action and Community High School District 99 community, is sponsoring a fundraiser and supply drive for victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

Romexterra Construction of Downers Grove and its manager, Alex Duta, a Downers Grove North graduate, have provided a 65-foot semi-truck trailer that Romexterra will pay to be driven to South Carolina on Oct. 21 with supplies.

Monetary donations will be accepted during lunch periods through Oct. 18. Community members who want to make a monetary donation can contact DGN science department Chairman Mike Heinz for details.

Donations being sought at the supply drive include toiletries, diapers, new underwear and socks, first aid items, cleaning supplies, canned goods, new pillows and blankets, box fans, utility knives and leather work gloves.

Donations can be dropped off from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the DGN auditorium or purple gym lobbies and from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the DGN Main Street parking lot.

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