LUNCHEON PHOTOS: 02-05-2021
Although it was such a bitterly cold day in Chicago, more than 60 people found their way to Tim's House. Many people travel for an hour walking, taking buses and no complaints about the cold. Thank you to everyone who has donated financially, because we were able to find a motel on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago that allowed us to pay for 6 people to get a room (everyone who wanted a room was able to get one). People didn't ask for a motel and in fact, just always ask for an 'extra bus pass' because they are grateful to get shelter on the Ell Trains, but when I asked them, the look of joy and relief and gratitude in their faces was overwhelming. It has been challenging to find a hotel that will accept people who don't have a credit card and also some who don't have proper I.D.s (some expired). But I asked 2 of our friends last week to help me by going in and asking the motel managers in the Chicago area, and one person came with a hotel manager's phone number. The doors were open and God did it!!!! People who had been outside checked in this afternoon and will be there until early next week. Imagine sleeping in a warm bed with clean sheets and a shower and the peace and quiet of having your own room if you have been huddled under a viaduct for months. We continue to try to get people permanent housing, please pray.