by PRCC Staff
On November 20, El Rescate staff and residents participated in the Sleep out Chicago event, organized to raise awareness and money for the most vulnerable population, the homeless.
Inclement weather or the predicted 8 inches of snow did not keep El Rescate away. We showed up in full force to support the eighteen other organizations that work with the homeless population. The crown began gathering about 6 pm, some set up their tents for the night others sat around listening to the live music provided by local talent and a DJ. Other participants worked the donations tables, giving away winter coats, scarves and clothing and most importantly, food.
Because the event was highly publicized, two residents from El Rescate, Marcel and Angel were interviewed by channel 20, and Jason was able to go on stage to speak on behalf of El Rescate. Although the rain/snow and the shifting wind complicated the visibility, the show went on through the night.
Its not too late to make a donation to El Rescate – You have until December 31st. Please help us to help the most needy of our community this holiday season.