Perma-Seal Donation Provides Storage Solution for DuPagePads
This spring, DuPagePads was generously awarded a grant from Perma-Seal to waterproof, purify, safeguard and protect the basement and foundation in our Employment and Education building at 705 West Liberty in Wheaton.
Prior to Perma-Seal’s assistance, the basement experienced frequent water seepage and constant dampness. Over the last couple of years, these issues became progressively worse.
The primary function of the basement is to store donations for families and individuals who are homeless. Items include diapers, hygiene products, pads for sleeping and articles of clothing. These items are critical for our participants to live a healthy lifestyle and become more self-sustaining.
The Employment and Education building contains office space for program staff and also houses our newly renovated computer lab, used by participants to further their education and research and apply for job positions.
In June, Perma-Seal began work on the basement and foundation. All of the updates were completed by early September.
“As you can imagine, the benefits of Perma-Seal’s assistance with this very necessary capital project has gone a long way to improve the services we provide,” said Carol Simler, DuPagePads’ President & CEO. “On behalf of all DuPagePads staff, participants and visitors, we are truly grateful for Perma-Seal’s solution.”