Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Compassion For Campers and Faith Leaders Continue Gear Distribution


St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Woodstock.

The Faith Leaders of McHenry County and Compassion for Campers will continue to distribute camping gear and supplies to the homeless.  St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 503 W. Jackson in Woodstock, will host the next distribution on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:30 to 5 pm.  More offerings are scheduled in Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Woodstock in September and October.

“The unhoused in McHenry County continue to need camping gear as we head into the fall months,” according to Patrick Murfin of Compassion for Campers.  “Indications are that many will still require such aid as we go into the colder months.” 

This week the Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church volunteers will also be on hand with items and box lunches.

Distribution of supplies will be drive through/walk up with face masks required, social distancing observed, and no gathering.  Among the supplies available while they last will be tents, sleeping bags and pads, tarps, camp stoves, coolers, mosquito repellent, sun screen, hygiene products, other sundries, and non-perishable food.

Donations can be made by sending a check made out to Tree of Life UU Congregation with Compassion for Campers on the memo line to the church at 5603 West Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050.  Compassion for Campers is a dedicated fund and no donations to it can be used by Tree of Life for any other purpose.  The church absorbs all administrative expenses so 100% of donations will be used to aid the homeless.

For more information contact Patrick Murfin at 815 814-5645 or e-mail pmurfin@sbcglobal.net .

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