Sunday, December 6, 2020

First Church Crystal Lake to Host Compassion for Campers this Tuesday

First Church Crystal Lake will host Compassion for campers on December 8.

Compassion 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 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 WoodstockDonations 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.

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

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