Friday, November 4, 2011

Rally for the 99% of McHenry County

A Rally by the 99% of McHenry County in support of the Occupy Movement has been called by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Woodstock for Tuesday, November 15 from 5 to 6:30 PM in front of the church at Dean and South Streets.

“The movement spawned by Occupy Wall Street is continuing into its second month undeterred by either harsh weather or police attacks on the spreading movement around the country.  In the spirit of a faith tradition rooted in social justice and committed to honoring the interconnectedness of humanity, we are offering our support,” said Patrick Murfin, coordinator of the event for the Committee.

Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales has urged us to live up to these values and across the country U.U. members, congregations, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and the Standing on the Side of Love movement have been active in the movement.”

The event is open to all members of the 99% who support the movement.

The Rally will also collect supplies urgently needed by Occupy Chicago as it moves into the winter months.  It will be the second collection made by the committee. 

Participants are asked to bring the following items to the rally, but not to drop them off at the church at other times:    

Winter Gear:

  • thermal underwear for men and women 
  • winter boots 
  • winter coats 
  • rain ponchos 
  • blankets 
  • socks, wool is best 
  •  hats 
  • gloves 
  • scarves 
  • thermal containers to hold hot water or coffee 
  • Sturdy rolling hand trucks with large wheels to handle snow 

Food and drink: 
  • non-perishables--canned soups, vegetables, and fruit 
  • instant coffee 
  • bottled water 
  • vitamin water 
  • Sandwich meat  (packaged)
  • whole grain cookies 
  • trail mix bars 

  • deodorant/antiperspirant
  • tissue
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes (new)
  • baby wipes (to substitute for showers)
  • soap
  • small bottles of shampoo 

 Items collected will be brought to the Occupy Chicago in the city.

For further information e-mail Patrick Murfin at or call 815 814-5645.

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