Compassion for Campers, the program
that provides supplies and gear for the McHenry
County homeless who have no steady shelter,
will hold its second indoor distribution
for the winter at Warp Corps, 114 North Benton Street, Woodstock
on Tuesday, November 24 from 3:30 to 5 pm.
Corps is dedicated to preventing suicide,
substance use disorder, and homelessness particularly among at-risk youth. Clients are asked to use the rear entrance on Jackson Street. The door
will be marked.
left to right are members of the Warp Corps Team--Carlos Salgado, Julius Coronado, Jesse Soto, Warp Corps founder Rob Mutert, Heather
Nelson, and Natalie Hume.
Compassion for Campers is rising to the challenges presented by the latest Coronavirus mitigation orders while making sure the unhoused are served.
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 supplies
will be brought out to them. All clients are required to be masked
before entering the building 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 location can safely
accommodate with correct social
distancing. At the conclusion of the
distribution all remaining supplies will be packed for 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 Tuesday afternoons. Distributions are scheduled two weeks apart
and will rotate between sites in Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and McHenry. 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
distribution is sponsored The Faith Leaders of McHenry County,
Warp Corps, Compassion for Campers, and Ridgefield-Crystal
Lake Presbyterian Church volunteers.