Homeless Outreach Program Critical during Extreme Weather

Staff from The Salvation Army’s Homeless Services program make their scheduled runs every day – providing meals, beverages and nutritious snacks to those individuals and families who find themselves homeless. They offer to bring the individuals to a shelter or a detox and rehabilitation center if needed. When extreme weather hits Chicago, the staff are even more diligent in their services. Continue reading “Homeless Outreach Program Critical during Extreme Weather”

Nicor Gas “Shares” the Warmth of the Holiday Season

Nicor Gas announced its holiday fundraising drive for Sharing; a program that helps people in need pay their heating bills. As we enter the holiday season and throughout the month of December, Nicor Gas is sending a bill insert to customers in the hopes of continuing to meet the rising needs of qualified applicants by increasing donations to the Sharing Program.The Sharing Program, administered by the Salvation Army, was established by Nicor Gas in 1983 and provides one-time annual grants of up to $450 to help customers who are not eligible for government assistance. The program, accepts donations from customers, employees, and the general public to assist people who may be dealing with a hardship and need help with paying their heating bills. Donations are matched by Nicor Gas, up to $175,000 annually.How to Make a Contribution to the Sharing ProgramNicor Gas customers can make a contribution to the Sharing Program by checking the appropriate box on their bill stub and adding the amount to the payment. Customers who have their natural gas bill electronically transferred can call 1-888-Nicor4U (642-6748) or log on to their account at www.nicorgas.com to pledge a Sharing contribution. To make a donation by check, please make it out to “Sharing c/o The Salvation Army” and send it to: Sharing c/o The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 30049, Chicago, IL 60630-0049.Read MoreArticle Courtesy of CSRWire.