UPDATED: Donations needed for victims of Capps Apartment fire in Pittsfield, IL

Thank you to the community for their generosity in donating! All clothing donated that was not claimed by the residents has been taken to the Samaritan Closet (old Red Cross building) in Pittsfield.  If you are in need of clothing, please visit the Samaritan Closet, open Wednesday & Friday.  We will continue to assist the families affected in any way possible.  Housing is still an unmet need for several families.  If you have information or can assist, please contact the Pittsfield Assembly of God Church staff and they will take down your information to pass on to the residents.

Drop Off Locations:

  • Temporary drop off location at the Calvary Baptist Church (180 S. Franklin St., Pittsfield behind the First National Bank of Barry and across the street from Green Acres Motel) on Friday, September 23 from 6-7pm
  • The Samaritan’s Closet will be open Friday, September 23 from 10 am to 1 pm.  They have infant through adult size clothing for free.  They are also happy to accept donations for the fire victims.  Please be sure to let them know if your donation is one for the fire victims at drop off.
  • UPDATE:

     Sunday, September 25 PCH will be hosting a donation drive at the Pike County Senior Center located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield.  We will accept all donations from 2-4.  From 4-5 we will be open to the affected families to receive current donations and sign up to receive any financial donations that are received by PCH.

  • Future donations should be taken to the Pittsfield Assembly of God church located at 575 Piper Lane.

Items you can donate:

  • Towels & washrags
  • Blankets & bedding
  • Pillows
  • Pet supplies
  • Gift certificates
  • Non-perishable food and ready-to-eat meals
  • Baby items

Toiletries are always needed and appreciated.  The following are great suggestions for donation:

  • Soap (body or bar) and body poofs (for gel soaps and body soaps)
  • Feminine hygiene products (menstrual pads and tampons)
  • Shampoo & conditions
  • Disposable razors and shave cream
  • Deodorants
  • Baby soap & lotion
  • Baby wipes & diapers
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Hair brushes & combs
  • First aid supplies such as bandaids, etc.
  • Cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent, baking soda, dish soap & gloves