It was my distinct pleasure to meet John Shafer last night. John is the founder of Chicago and Michiana 5 for the Homeless.
While I have spoken to him on the phone before it was truly great to get to see and hear about his work in person. I’ll get a little more into that in a few, but please visit and like his page.
One of my biggest needs was a sleeping bag to ward off the cold at night. I had seen the other day on Facebook that he had a few donated. I was very appreciative on receiving it, but when I actually opened it up and put it to use I was blown away. What John gave me was a Coleman North Rim mummy style sleeping bag. Let me say that in the low 20’s that it got down to last night I was still warm and toasty. I’ve been sleeping with a sweater, jacket, hat, two pairs of socks and still have been cold at night. Not anymore! Tshirt and sweatpants in this bag!
I can’t thank John and the entire Chicago and Michiana 5 crew enough.
So I may as well use this to start promoting myself. If anyone has any computer problems they need solved feel free to leave a comment here,
dm @chihomelessguy on twitter or
message on Facebook Chi Homelessguy. I guarantee the work and if you aren’t satisfied when I’m done you don’t pay. I’m also willing to work for much less than I should charge because of the circumstances I am in. Do you have an old laptop you aren’t using? I’ll barter my services for it.
If anyone reading this finds it in their heart they would like to help me, it can be done by http://www.gofundme.com/58fd60