Is your Corps still looking for that perfect I’ll Fight Day idea, or are you looking for something to do above and beyond what you’ve already got planned? Well, we have just the right thing for you. Outreach doesn’t always involve a face to face interaction with someone from the community. Many times, outreach can be behind the scenes. The Metropolitan Division’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) ministry is in need of help for such an outreach.
You may know that our Division provides thousands of food boxes so that families can enjoy a nice Christmas meal. Before they are distributed at the local level, those boxes are put together at the EDS warehouse in Elk Grove Village. This year, their goal is 10,000 boxes, and the project will begin on Friday, November 30 and will end when they hit that goal.
Fortunately, EDS has been able to acquire enough volunteers for Friday, but they need volunteers to help on Saturday, December 1st (I’ll Fight Day!) and beyond. There will be three shifts per day: 8:00am-12:00pm; 12:00pm-4:00pm; 4:00pm-8:00pm. They have the capacity to operate three packing lines with 10 volunteers per line. Although they will be scheduling through December 8th, they may finish sooner and will notify you if the project has been completed by then. This is a great group project and they are glad to accommodate any size group you want to bring.
If you’re Corps might be interested, have your Youth Leader or I’ll Fight Day Coordinator hit EDS up by calling Meghan Pierson at (847) 709-6605, or by emailing her at [email protected]