Chicago

11 Nov

I’m in Chicago for the weekend. Tonight, we’re going to Coyote Logistics to discuss some business systems, then tomorrow volunteering at H.O.M.E. and REST.

H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors in Chicago maintain their independence by providing services such as home maintenance and repair, shopping transportation for those with limited mobility, or just about anything that is essential to their well being – for free.

REST serves the homeless population by providing permanent and emergency housing, as well as education in developing life and employment skills. These people are those in the most dire need, and often do not have a warm place to stay on cold nights. The first snow happened just before the weekend we will be serving these people, so I assume the shelter we will be working on will be packed, and it will not be difficult to fill every space.

Sunday, I’ll post my reflections on this weekend and how everything goes. I’m sure it will be an enlightening experience.

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