Friday, February 15, 2013
Local aspiring Eagle Scout is collecting donations for the homeless at event featuring live music and entertainment at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Hometown this Sunday, Feb. 17.
He’s Eddie Seitz and he’s poised to achieve the highest rank that the Boy Scouts have to offer. This Hometown Boy Scout is on the final leg of his journey to earning his Eagle rank where he’ll be hosting an item drive featuring refreshments, live music and entertainment at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 8925 S. Kostner Ave. in Hometown, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Eddie, 17, who belongs to Troop 682, is collecting toiletries, socks, underwear, sweatshirts and jeans for his Eagle service project. The items will be donated to Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ’s PADS homeless shelter in Oak Lawn. Patch caught up with Eddie to learn more about the process for becoming an Eagle Scout. Patch: How long have you been in scouting? Eddie Seitz: I …
Monday, March 28, 2011
In this week's edition of "A Good Read on the Southland," we see the best of people and the worst, heroism and homelessness.
Tragedy strikes far away and close to home. A political twist. And two love stories unlike any other — one that ends with criminal charges and the other in song. These were the best Patch stories in the Southland last week. 1. South Suburban Man Thought the Japanese Tsunami Would Kill Him: When the devastating wave struck Japan, Nick Nowak thought he was a goner. "My Dad thought I was dead," Nowak told Patch editor Lauren Traut. And for a while, no one knew. Then he found a way to call home. "My mom was relieved to know I was alive." 2. Jealous, Jilted and Jailed: Love Ends at the Point of a Knife: On her Facebook page, Jamie Katro says she's "a very loyal and honest person." Tinley Park police say she attacked her ex-lover while standing …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Emmaus Community church in Chicago Heights served as a PADS facility on Christmas, offering meals, haircuts and a warm respite from the winter.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Feldheim
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Carol Marshall stood in the middle of a dozen volunteers who in a moment became food servers. Prepared food had just arrived for the Christmas dinner on Saturday at The Emmaus Community in Chicago Heights. The church served as a facility for South Suburban PADS, or Public Action to Deliver Shelter, on Christmas, offering hot meals, a comfortable environment and haircuts for the homeless. A buffet line of homemade turkey, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and pies was set up, ready for service. But with so many people who decided to spend their Christmas helping out at Emmaus, Marshall needed to find more tasks for them. Then it hit her. Those volunteers would literally serve Christmas dinner plates to the 65 guests seated at tables within …