CHICAGO (CBS) — A program to help formerly homeless veterans with household supplies was nearing its halfway point Tuesday, and the alderman behind the effort said Chicagoans have been coming through.
Two weeks in, Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the city’s “Help A Hero” campaign is looking good.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
“My office, in particular, you literally can’t walk through it right now. It’s a maze of piles of donated items for our veterans,” he said.
Donations of toiletries, cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies, and laundry supplies are being accepted at all 50 ward offices in the city, along with 20 Chicago Park District locations.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
“Buy an extra tube of toothpaste. Buy an extra couple rolls of toilet paper. Pick up a mop, some laundry detergent, and help a veteran,” he said.