Rolling Meadows Fundraiser for I-90 Crash Victims

On Sunday, July 31st, 2022, at approximately 2:00 am, six Rolling Meadows residents lost their lives in a motor vehicle crash on I-90 in McHenry County. The victims include a 31-year-old mother and her four children - a 13-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl along with a friend of the family, a 13-year-old girl. On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, the 32-year-old father passed. To help offset costs related to this tragic accident, the City of Rolling Meadows Hope Fund is officially accepting donations on behalf of these local families. As of August 1st, 2022 and until further notice, all funds donated through the RMPD Hope Fund will be given directly to the Rolling Meadows families of the I-90 crash victims. On behalf of the City of Rolling Meadows, our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the families of the victims of this tragedy.
 
For more information and to donate, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rmpd-hope-fund
 
Donations may also be made via check payable to "RMPD Hope Fund". Checks can be dropped off at City Hall at the Finance Department during regular business hours of 8AM-4PM; mailed to: City of Rolling Meadows 3600 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL. 60008 Attn: Hope Fund; or dropped off in the City of Rolling Meadows payment drop box located in the parking lot in front of City Hall.

The Hope Fund is a program administered by the Social Services Division of the City of Rolling Meadows Police Department. Each year, the Social Service Outreach Specialists find themselves in tough positions as they attempt to find resources to alleviate the financial hardships that come about after a crisis situation. The most prevalent cases often involve domestic violence victims ending an abusive relationship or a child disclosing having been sexually abused. These are just two examples of the many devastating and life-altering situations that our residents are frequently faced with. 

Before the Hope Fund was established, our social service outreach specialists had to ask for favors of various churches and non-profits to see if anyone could help our most vulnerable crime victims, disaster survivors, and other persons in crisis. This program allows for funds to be available so that when these emergencies arise, the social service providers can immediately assist individuals and families with their unique needs.
 
The Hope fund solely depends on charitable giving from our most compassionate community members. Funds collected mainly via gofundme.com will be disbursed by the City of Rolling Meadows Finance Department directly to the payee. Please consider donating if you are able to. Any amount is welcome and it will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who need a bit of hope towards a brighter future. 

Thank you kindly,
The Rolling Meadows Police Department
  • Alexander Sabatka 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Caroline Jagla 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Kimberly Bianchini 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
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Organizer

Dr. Natalia Nieves - Police Social Services Outreach Specialist 
Organizer
Rolling Meadows, IL