Government Orland Park Hurricane Harey Relief effort for victims of the flooding in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area
Orland Park Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

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Village of Orland Park Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

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The Village of Orland Park, Illinois is collecting to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with its Orland Park Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort.

Three village facilities have been designated to accept donations from area residents including Orland Park’s Frederick T. Owens Village Hall at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue; the village’s Sportsplex at 11351 West 159th Street; and the Orland Park Health and Fitness Center at 15430 West Avenue.

The village is not collecting clothing and asks residents to donate new baby items including unopened baby food, toiletries, wipes, new blankets, diapers and formula. Other items requested include batteries, battery operated lights, new blankets, bottled water, first aid supplies, flashlights, non-perishable/non-expired food, paper products and personal hygiene products.

Pet supplies being collected include bowls, pet food and leashes. Orland Park is also collecting ready to eat food items like individual servings of apple sauce, fruit cups, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc. Sports drinks are also being accepted.

Orland Park’s village hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The village’s Sportsplex is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Orland Park Health and Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All donations must be new and unopened. Those wanting to make monetary donations are encouraged to donate to the charities of their choice.

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning columnist, author and former Chicago City Hall reporter (1976-1992).

He is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club Lisagor Awards, the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for journalism, and was named Best Ethnic American Columnist by the New America Media in 2007.

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Hanania writes a weekly syndicated column for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia and is the managing editor of the American Arab online news website,

His mainstream columns are published in Chicago's Southwest Side and Suburbs in The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, the Southwest News-Herald and the Des Plaines Valley News.

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