Interfaith Action’s (fundraising) first Walk for Warmth takes place on Jan. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St. With assistance from the Evanston Police Department, the walk will move in a sort-of circular two- mile route among all the houses of worship that take a turn hosting our emergency overnight shelter: Unitarian, Beth Emet, St. Paul’s Lutheran, First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and then back to First Methodist for cocoa and cookies.
The walk will be led by Leadership Walkers including Mayor Stephen Hagerty, most of the aldermen, Interim City Manager Erika Storlie, Fire Chief Brian Scott, Police Chief Demitrous Cook and Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors as President of the NAACP.
Pastors or representatives of the six host congregations and 200 others, mostly gathered in teams.
Interfaith has raised more than $20,000 to date to help cover food and shelter services that we offer to people in Evanston who are hungry and/or homeless. This is Interfaith’s Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.