Local Leaders Join Warmth Walk on MLK Day of Service

A series of local dignitaries, led by Mayor Daniel Biss, NAACP President Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors, several councilors and several city officials signed up as walkers or supporters of the Evanston Warmth Walk Interfaith Action, to be held on January 17th.

The event, which begins at the First United Methodist Church at 11 am. on MLK Day of Service, you will be raising money through donations and sponsorships to support the IAE Emergency Night Shelter and other programs to help those who are hungry or homeless. The hikers will tour a three-kilometer circuit of churches in downtown Evanston, each of which serves as shelter host on a three-week rotation.

In addition to Mayor Biss, Councilwoman Claire Kelly, Councilwoman Melissa Wynne, Councilwoman Eleanor Revelle and Councilman Peter Braithwaite pledged their support. Also supporting or walking are Evanston Police Department Acting Chief Rich Eddington, Evanston Community Foundation President and CEO Sol Anderson, and Kimberly Krull, Division Chief of the Evanston Fire Department.

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