First United Methodist Church of West Chicago
Monday, March 27, 2017
Loving God ~ Following Jesus ~ Serving Others
PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)
Our Church is a PADS shelter for the homeless on Thursday evenings during the months of October through May. Volunteers from our church and throughout the community provide people with warm meal, a safe place to sleep, breakfast and bag lunch
What is our mission? For that last 21 years, part of our outreach mission is to support those most in need in our community. There are many, many people in our own area who do not have a home or enough money for healthy meals for themselves or their families.
A medical crisis in a family could put your neighbor into a situation like this. We support PADS to offer shelter and food for the homeless of our community. The First United Methodist and First Congregational Church is part of a network of churches who deliver shelter every day from October through May.
We are responsible for providing shelter and food every Thursday for those who are in need, serving anywhere from 35 to 65 individuals each day. We see people from families with babies up to seniors.
How can you help? We are looking for volunteers to work at the site on Thursdays, donate food, and to wash bed sheets and towels.