Saturday, November 21, 2020

Warp Corps to Host Compassion for Campers Distribution in Woodstock

Camping gear laid out at First United Methodist Church in McHenry for the first indoor distribution of the season on November 10.

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.  

Warp 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.

Pictured from 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.

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  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  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 church.

This distribution is sponsored The Faith Leaders of McHenry County, Warp Corps, Compassion for Campers, and Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church volunteers.

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