As Christians, we not only care for the spiritual life of others but we care for the whole person. As we experience subzero extreme cold weather, and we reach out to care for the physical need of others to keep warm, below are some resources to be aware of in your ministry.
There are warming centers set up across the State of Illinois. Here is the link of where to go to find local information:
A number of municipalities that host homeless shelters and warming centers are planning on keeping them open 24/7. Contact your local jurisdictions for more information.
County and municipal partners are posting information. Here is an example from Lake County and Naperville:
Updated information on local weather can be found here:
Travel information can be found through your county Department of Transportation. Here is the link to the Illinois Department of Transportation:
Preparedness information on pipe bursts can be found here:
Winter Preparedness tips:
Lastly, keep in mind that extreme cold could cause disasters that displace residents. This information can be a helpful resource to share with those in need.