for Campers, the program that provides supplies and gear for the McHenry County
homeless who have no steady shelter,
will hold its next indoor distribution
at First Church Crystal Lake at 236 West Crystal Lake Avenue on Tuesday, December 8 from 3:30 to 5 pm.
Compassion for Campers is rising to the challenges
presented by the latest Coronavirus
mitigation orders while making sure the unhoused are served.
Homeless clients at the November 24 Compassion for Campers distribution at Warp Corps in Woodstock
Clients will be Covid-19 screened
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 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 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 Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Woodstock. 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.