ENGLEWOOD — With a number of areas hit by looters over the weekend, residents in Englewood, Chatham and Auburn Gresham began cleanup efforts Monday morning, but they will still need help in the days and weeks to come.
The Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce is coordinating volunteers and asking for residents to donate supplies. Trash bags, brooms, shovels, and gloves are welcome.
People who want to donate cleanup supplies can drop them off at Teamwork Englewood’s office, 815 W. 63rd St., 2nd Fl. in c/o Cecile Demello.
If you want to volunteer, you can call co-founder and President Felicia Slaton-Young at 843-271-0719.
Slaton-Young said the group is pausing cleanup efforts Monday afternoon because of expected rain and because areas on the list are still being affected by break-ins and property damage.
They plan on resuming in the next couple of days, Slaton-Young said. Teams will work in groups of three to four people in an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The following streets were among the hardest hit, according to the group:
- 75th Street and Halsted Street
- 71st Street and Halsted Street
- 66th Street and Halsted Street
- 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue
- 63rd Street and Damen Avenue
- 63rd Street and Western Avenue
- 69th to 71st streets along Ashland Avenue
- 76th Street and Ashland Avenue
GECC also released a list of businesses that were affected by looting and vandalism:
- Walgreens, 1213 W. 79th St.
- Walmart, 7535 S. Ashland Ave.
- Diamond Plaza, 2000 W. 79th St.
- Several stores along 83rd St. and Holland Rd., including Walmart, Colour Nails and Boost Mobile
- Walgreens, 11 E. 75th St.
- Jewel, 87th W. 87th St.
- Nike Community Store, 8510 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
- Big Sam’s Mini Mart, 133 E. 75th St.
Another cleanup in Roseland is scheduled for June 3 at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at 112th Street and Michigan Ave. Contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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