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Founders of Mission Possible pray for more ‘miracles on Broadway’ as healthcare ministry changes helping hands

By Tom Siebert Gary Baer views his life as a “miracle.” His personal, painful math is 30 years of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, six stints in rehab, and three suicide attempts. But in 2004, Gary had a spiritual … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS furnishes new pad for one of its formerly homeless guests

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Kenny Wyzykowski grew up near Wrigley Field in the “city of big shoulders,” as the famed poet Carl Sandburg called it. As a … Continue reading

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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley gives generous grant to PADS of Kendall County

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County It literally takes a village to turn churches into temporary homeless shelters. But that’s what Kendall County PADS has been doing for the … Continue reading

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Fab Four’s music makes fabulous ‘Let It Be Christmas’ at Community Christian Church in Naperville

By Tom Siebert The Beatles have come a long way from their records being burned in the Bible Belt to their music being performed in church. But it makes perfect sense. Most Beatles songs are about love and peace–global or … Continue reading

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Yorkville woman faced homelessness twice, gives back to Kendall County PADS

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County “I was homeless for two years in Aurora when I was a teenager,” recalled April Morsch, who now lives in Yorkville with her … Continue reading

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Sexual assault survivor shares story of healing and helping others to Wheaton Bible Church singles group

By Tom Siebert Julie Woodley was sharing the message of “me too” long before there was a Me Too movement. The sexual assault survivor turned trauma therapist told her inspiring story Friday evening to more than 180 women and men … Continue reading

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Residents can become heroes to the homeless by volunteering at a Kendall County PADS shelter

By Tom Siebert “We can be heroes just for one day,” rock star David Bowie famously sang. Well, area residents can feel as if they are both heroes and rock stars by volunteering for just one night per month at … Continue reading

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