Homer 33C establishes fund for family who lost home in explosion

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Dec. 16, 2016


Homer 33C establishes fund for family who lost home in explosion

100 percent of donations will go directly to the family


Homer School District 33C is working with the United Way of Will County to establish a fund for the family who lost their home in yesterday’s house explosion.


By establishing the fund with United Way, all donations go into one tax deductible account. There are no hidden fees and 100 percent of all donations go directly to the family.


“That’s the advantage of working with United Way of Will County,” said Homer 33C Superintendent Kara Coglianese. “There are no hidden fees like online fundraising websites. Every penny raised goes to the family.”


On Thursday (Dec. 15), a Homer Junior High School seventh-grader and her father were injured when their home exploded. A gas leak had been reported in the area earlier.


Those interested helping the family may contribute in three ways:
●     Send a check directly to United Way of Will County at 54 N. Ottawa St., Suite 300, Joliet, IL 60432-4394. Please make the check out to “United Way of Will County” and write in the memo line: “Homer Glen Disaster Relief Fund.”

  • Submit a credit card payment through www.uwwill.org. Be sure to designate the donation to “Homer Glen Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Send a check (made out to “United Way of Will County”) to your child’s school. We will hand-deliver the donations to the United Way. Be sure to write in the memo line “Homer Glen Disaster Relief Fund.”


   “We are fortunate to live and work in a community of caring individuals who pull together in difficult times,” said Coglianese.



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