EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER
The emergency winter homeless shelter at First United Methodist Church in Elgin is run by House of Restoration Community Outreach, a nonprofit headed by Pedro & Lucy Gomez. The shelter will be open when it's 15 degrees or colder. The shelter is open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. when it's 15 degrees or below. Everyone is welcome, including those under the influence, but there will be a strict "no alcohol or drugs inside" policy, The emergency shelter can get nearly 50 people on a busy night, volunteers are needed to serve, We need more people -- especially men -- will sign up. The shelter also is in need of frozen soup & Chili, in one-pound gallon bags to be able to serve 60 people, coffee, juice, water, sweets, cleaning supplies and gloves, hats, coats, boots and hand warmers,People should call before dropping off donations at House of Restoration, 516 Slade Ave., Elgin.
Prov 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
."We love to be the hands and feet of Jesus and work with people," and we believe in treating people with love,dignity,and respect.
NOTE: Thank You to all the Volunteers that gave of their time, we are no longer running the E.W.S. Do to not having the funds and Volunteers that we needed to continue. as of 01/10/2020