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Helping the homeless

To the Editor:

Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Cary would like to thank Cary Grove Neighborhood Life for its donation to our PADS site.

Every Monday, October through April, we shelter 40 to 72 people. We provide warm beds and about 4,000 meals a year. Funding this ministry is through the generosity of volunteers and donations such as Cary Grove Neighborhood Life’s donation. If you would like to help, our PADS site, call 847-516-2636.

Cary Grove Neighborhood Life is a grass-roots organization that helps the communities of Cary and Fox River Grove. Its mission is to serve those in need. This may be for your neighbor right next door, or for you. If you would like to help volunteer or help support Cary Grove Neighborhood Life, visit www.carygrove.org. To find the church sites, visit McHenry County PADS: www.pioneercenter.org.

McHenry County PADS also can use your assistance. For 25 years now, the church PADS sites have helped the homeless. The churches are at maximum capacity. Our county needs a central human developmental center to address homelessness, and to transition people out of homelessness.

As I write this, the temperature tonight is zero, and we will have women, children, veterans and those with other challenges sleeping in cars and the woods. The time has arrived where McHenry County and its citizens need to sit down and discuss how we can help our neighbors who do not have a bed.

To help, call Sts. Peter and Paul PADS at 847-516-2636.

Rich Ring

Cary

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