The West Chicago PADS homeless shelter will be opening in October, and we are in need of volunteers for all shifts. We are open each Thursday evening from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM from October through May. The night is broken up into four shifts: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM, and 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM. Volunteers are asked to work only one shift per month. We serve our guests a hot supper, a hot breakfast, and a sack lunch to take with them in the morning. We also provide shower and laundry facilities. If you are interested in volunteering or just have questions, please contact Brian Hendricks at x2448 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a new volunteer orientation and signup meeting on Thursday September 19 at 7:00 PM at 643 East Washington in West Chicago (First United Methodist Church of West Chicago). You can volunteer even if you can’t attend the training meeting. I believe that anyone who volunteers will find this to be meaningful and rewarding service.