Wesley Neighbors – Urgent Need

Members and Friends of Wesley:
The extreme weather we have recently experienced in Central Illinois has left many in need. We have recently been notified of two urgent needs in our community and are reaching out to our members and friends for assistance. Any donation (big or small) is appreciated!
A fire on Tuesday afternoon at a home across the street from Wesley UMC leaves many residents without a home. All residents are safe and have been relocated to local hotels, however, one family has suffered a total loss (furniture, clothes, food, bedding, towels, etc.). They will soon be moving into an apartment and are appreciative of any donations that can be made.
The family includes:
Female (size 18-20 pants, XL shirt)
Male (30×32 pants, 3XL shirt)
Boy (30×28 pants, S/M shirt)

Girl (size 6, M/L shirt)

If you have items to donate, please contact Pastor Sara Isbell by calling the church office at 309.827.8046 or email sisbell@wesley-umc.com
We all know what a cold and difficult winter this has been so far. Area faith communities have been very generous in donating to the Advocate BroMenn and Advocate Eureka Compassion Closets. These closets give simple clothes such as sweatshirts and sweatpants to patients leaving the hospital who have no other option besides paper scrubs. Sometimes, for example, clothes can be lost or damaged in routine ER procedures. We are well stocked with socks, underwear, hats and gloves.
Currently we are in urgent need of pants (small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large), have a few sweatshirts remaining but are going through them quickly.
**Because of infection control issues please donate new items only.**
You may bring your clothing directly to the front doors at Advocate BroMenn Hospital (1304 Franklin Avenue, Normal) and let the front desk know it is a donation for Compassion Closets or contact The Rev. Christine McNeal directly (309.268.3504 or christine.mcneal@advocatehealth.com).
May the light of Christ shine in all of us during these cold months.
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