Freeport, Illinois — July 26, 2017 — The Freeport Area Church Cooperative has announced that it will lead a cleanup effort to assist the hardest hit and most vulnerable areas affected by the recent flooding in the Freeport community.
The local emergency shelter and food provider will target affected households who are headed by seniors and/or the disabled and households residing on the East Side of Freeport—an area in Freeport that has seen the worst of the 2017 flood.
FACC’s executive director Dean Wright says the organization will conduct outreach efforts over the coming week to assess cleanup needs in the community. The organization will operate two cleanup crews that will pump; clear debris, power spray, and bleach basements that have been impacted by flood waters. Wright says he hopes the first phase of the cleanup initiative will start this weekend.
FACC is requesting bleach donations at this time. Bleach can be dropped off at FACC at 514 S. Chicago Ave., Freeport from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on FACC’s flood cleanup efforts or to seek assistance, contact FACC at 815.233.0435 (ext 1).
UPDATE: July 27, 2017 at 10:09 a.m.
FACC will provide flood clean up assistance. Seniors and the disabled will be our first priority. Clean up operations will hopefully start on Monday on the East Side of Freeport once the flooding has stopped