The Faith Leaders of McHenry County and Compassion for Campers will conduct the
final outdoor distribution of camping gear and supplies to the homeless this
season at St, Ann’s Episcopal Church,
503 West Jackson in Woodstock on today, Tuesday, October 27 from 3:30-5:00
p.m. Warm clothes are now being offered as well a Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
rations provided by McHenry County Emergency Management and
the McHenry Country Health Department.
Volunteers from the Crystal Lake-Ridgefield Presbyterian Church are assisting this
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, tarps and
pads, camp stoves, coolers, hygiene products, other sundries, and non-perishable food.
“Compassion for Campers hopes to continue
distributions over the winter at indoor locations but logistical issues have arisen and
unless they can be resolved we may
have to suspend operations until next spring,” according to Patrick Murfin, one of the program coordinators. “We need storage
space for our gear, a reliable truck or van with driver to
transport and return the gear from each distribution, and additional volunteers
to help screen clients for Covid 19 and sanitize our spaces.”
For more information or to volunteer
services contact Patrick Murfin at 815
814-5645 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Donations to continue the work 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.