Club helps homeless community

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CHAMPAIGN – One club donated to help homeless men in the community. 

The Champaign West Rotary Club donated $5,000 to help the United Way keep two churches open as emergency shelters during the winter months. They wanted to do what they could after other overnight shelters — like the Times Center and the Salvation Army Shelter — had to close down.

“This is something that the community needs, and having people step up and take care of it in an emergency situation like this is what we really want to see. It’s all about service to the people in our community,” says Mike Hirschi, former president of the Rotary Club.

First Presbyterian is open Sunday night through Thursday night. Faith United Methodist opens Friday and Saturday nights.

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