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 …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Immanuel Christian Reformed and Our Savior’s Lutheran churches spent Christmas Day serving those in need in a handful of different ways.
Joshua Erkman stands up with a few other naval recruits who were sitting in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church’s sanctuary. They start singing as another of their fellow naval recruits plays a few familiar notes from “Stand By Me” on a nearby piano. Minutes before, they were talking about how it’s a treat to be able to sit on a carpeted surface and talk, after spending two months in boot camp at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes. “We’re so busy in training, we usually don’t have time for simple conversations,” said Erkman, 19, from Colorado. “That makes the kindness of these people here all the more meaningful.” Erkman and about 45 other recruits spent Christmas Day at Our Savior’s in Burbank, watching movies, eating a home cooked …
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 …