Note--The promised analysis of Illinois and McHenry County election results will be posted on Friday.
Compassion for Campers, the program that provides supplies and gear for the McHenry County homeless who have no steady shelter will move indoors this winder at three locations—First United Methodist Church, 3717 Main Street, McHenry (enter basement from rear parking lot); Warp Corps, 114 North Benton Street, Woodstock (enter marked door on Jackson Street side), and First Church, 236 West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake (enter marked door only.) Each location will host at six week intervals for the duration of the season.
Here is the schedule for the November-April season.
First Methodist McHenry—Nov. 10, Dec. 22, Feb. 2, March 16, April 13
Warp Corps—Nov. 24, Jan. 4, Feb.16, March 30
First Church—Dec. 8, Jan. 19, March 2, April 20
Distribution will be from 3:30- 5 pm on each of these Tuesday afternoons.
Clients will be Covid-19 screened out side with a temperature check and standard screening questions. No one failing the test will be turned away but we will ask what they need and bring supplies out to them. All clients are required to be masked before entering the buildings and a mask will be provided to anyone who does not have one. Clients will be admitted one at a time and no more will be allowed inside at any time than the individual location can safely accommodate with correct social distancing. At the conclusion of the distribution all remaining supplies will be packed for our storage and the host area will be cleaned and disinfected.
Volunteers are needed to help with the distribution, especially younger folks in good health. Contact Patrick Murfin at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 815 814-5645 if you are available on any of the dates listed. Donations to continue this work can be made by sending a check made out to Tree of Life UU Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. with Compassion for Campers on the memo line to the church.
The distributions are sponsored The Faith Leaders of McHenry County, host churches, Compassion For Campers, and Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church volunteers.