Naplate Village Emergency Siren Sys

$5,770 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 14 months
WHO WE ARE
Crosscom Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit ministry that raises funds for many needs.  We have raised money for Feed the Children, Compassion International, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, blood: water mission, Global Family Rescue, Food for the Hungry, Special Olympics and the Disaster Relief for Haiti. 

WHY ARE WE RAISING FUNDS
We are currently fundraising for the Village of Naplate, IL (apx population just under 500) for a tornado siren alert system that they lost in the recent tornado late Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2017.  On Friday March 3, 2017 I met with Mayor James Rick and Michelle a volunteer for The Salvation Army.  It was determined at that time that a donation of funds earmarked to the Village of Naplate – Tornado would be the best vs donating water, food, etc.  Mayor Rick also mentioned that there would be a Town Meeting on Saturday so I agreed to come back with a donation check and see how else we could help out.

THE TOWN MEETING 
On Saturday March 4th I arrived and saw the Mayor and met Fire Chief John Nevins, IL State Representative Jerry Long, IL Senator Sue Rezin and Divisional Disaster Services Assistant Director with The Salvation Army Benny Benedict.  We passed on our donation to The Salvation Army earmarked for the citizens of Naplate, However, we later heard from the fire chief that their emergency warning sirens were lost in the tornado also.  After talking with Senator Rezin and Representative Long we decided to look in to the legality of setting up a GoFundMe page.  We just heard from our attorney John Gutzke with Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. (who donated their time to verify this) and it is within our perimeter to raise money for the Village!

WHEN THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED
We would like to get the funds ASAP so we can return peace of mind and safety to this great community.  We are currently working with the Village to access exactly what type of equipment they are in need of and have already called the Village of Roselle Chief, Steve Herron for technical information and recommendations of companies that he has used in the past.  The reason for Roselle is that my dad was the former Police Chief of Roselle and knew a little about this.  Chief Herron was very informative and has an extensive background in emergency systems.  I have already spoken with John Vistine of Fulton Technology Inc. which has installed according to Chief Herron approximately 75-80% of the systems in DuPage County. 

THE OPPORTUNITY
This is a great opportunity to help out wonderful people and it is my prayer that many will stand with us in this effort.  100% of all donations (after GoFundMe fees) will be sent to the Village for this project.  Crosscom Ministries is donating resources and time and will not be financially compensated in any way from this effort.

May God bless you and keep you!
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It was a great day today to be able to hand over a check of our amounts collected to Jill Nevins, wife of Fire Chief John Nevins of the Village of Naplate. The village could still use some financial help, so if you haven't donated as of yet, please do so today! A BIG thanks to all who have already donated for a new tornado siren warning system for this great community of people.
Passing a check over to Jill Nevins
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A BIG thanks to all these current donors!
I love that this is not a Republican/Democrat issue, it’s a people helping people issue.
Thanks to all the IL State Reps that have contributed!
Please reach out to our IL Senators now!

PLEASE SHARE THIS ANYWHERE YOU CAN!

$250 Representative Kelly Cassidy
Thanks to Rep. Jerry Long for bringing this to my attention
$500 Daniel Larson
$100 Representative Steve Andersson
Thanks Rep. Long for bringing this to our attention in the House of Representatives.
$100 Attorney Edward Kuleck
$25 Rachel Dutton
$50 Gina Chavez
$50 Representative Tony McCombie
$250 Hans & Carolyn Andrews
In support of our many friends and neighbors in Naplate
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I had a great "God Thing" meeting with Maywood, IL Fire Chief, Craig Bronaugh, Jr. Chief Bronaugh introduced me to Berkley, IL Fire Chief, Mike Kuryla and between the two of them they will be promoting this site to many other fire chiefs and departments in the area. We are on our way to getting the funds for the Village of Naplate's new tornado warning system!

All we need is:
700 $50 donations
350 $100 donations
140 $250 donations
70 $500 donations

Thanks to all who have donated and/or shared this site! If you haven't yet, please DONATE or SHARE this site NOW!!!! Thanks!!!!
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A BIG thanks to all these donors!
I love that this is not a Republican/Democrat issue, it’s a people helping people issue. Thanks to all the IL State Reps that have contributed. Now, maybe we can get the IL Senators!
PLEASE SHARE THIS ANYWHERE YOU CAN!

$50 State Rep Sara Jimenez Thank you Rep. Jerry Long for letting us know about this.
$1,000 Jennifer Miller Lites
$100 State Rep Christine Winger
$50 Victoria Crawford, Illinois House Republican Staff
$200 State Rep Mark Batinick
$1,000 State Rep Jim Durkin
$50 State Rep Greg Harris, Thanks Rep. Jerry Long for passing this on so I could help.
$50 Connie Sexton
$50 Bradley Stefan
$100 Charlie Lee
$100 Tim Rachke
$25 Anonymous
$20 Ben Mackenzie
$25 Anonymous
$25 Susan S. Pastin My son Joshua Pastin has a co-worker who lives in Naplate!
$25 Joe Rotman Thank you for the work you are doing. Truly wonderful for you to help this town.
$500 Bobby Sayles
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Rsmay May
14 months ago
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Please everyone pass Gus on. Share it with everyone and have them share it everyone they know. Because Naplate had a tornado siren people were warned and lives were saved because of it. At this point if money is not raised they have no way to warn Naplate of a tornado. Because no FEMA money there will not be able to replace it unless funds are raised. PLEASE, PLEASE help Naplate or if there is another tornado lives may be lost.

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KC
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Kelly Cassidy
14 months ago
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Thanks to Rep. Jerry Long for bringing this to my attention

RA
$100
Rep. Steve Andersson
14 months ago
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1

Thanks Rep. Long for bringing this to our attention in the House of Representatives.

HA
$250
Hans & Carolyn Andrews
14 months ago
2
2

In support of our many friends and neighbors in Naplate

SJ
$50
Sara Jimenez
14 months ago
2
2

Thank you Rep. Jerry Long for letting us know about this.

Rsmay May
14 months ago
2
2

Please everyone pass Gus on. Share it with everyone and have them share it everyone they know. Because Naplate had a tornado siren people were warned and lives were saved because of it. At this point if money is not raised they have no way to warn Naplate of a tornado. Because no FEMA money there will not be able to replace it unless funds are raised. PLEASE, PLEASE help Naplate or if there is another tornado lives may be lost.

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