Hello! I am writing to you about Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO), a homeless shelter founded in the late 1980’s by Jesus People USA, a Chicago-based Evangelical Covenant Church. The shelter continues its work to this day and has grown over the years. I have had the privilege of getting to know CCO and I believe that they are actively living out the gospel by being the hands and feet of Jesus to the homeless they are serving. CCO has been helping the homeless for over 20 years, offering services to single women and men, families, and both men and women with children. They need our help to continue their work.
CCO is one of the most worthy charities I have ever encountered. Donations go directly to the cause, with very little overhead. I have been personally involved with CCO for over 3 years, and during that time I have seen the shelter operate with integrity and compassion.
This fall, 29 individuals have made the commitment to run the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon for CCO. Their purpose in joining Team CCO is to raise awareness regarding the more than 93,000 homeless individuals of all ages who live in Chicago. We also hope to raise funds for CCO.
That’s why I am asking you to consider sponsoring a Team CCO runner for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012. All funds raised will go toward an elevator for CCO’s Sylvia Center, one of our residential shelter buildings. The completion of the elevator will mean that families with babies in strollers, senior citizens and physically challenged residents will have a better way to get to their rooms.
Are you interested in supporting a runner for Team CCO? Do you have someone that is already registered for this year’s marathon? If so, they are welcome to join our team and run on behalf of CCO!
For more information, a list of our runners and the opportunity to run on our behalf, visit the Team CCO tab above.
Thank you for caring for those less fortunate.
Reverend Glenn Palmberg,Former President of the Evangelical Covenant Church