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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way faithful Muslims will practice and worship during Ramadan, their special month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community, which began at dawn today.
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In Champaign, groceries were handed out Monday to students and families in need at three sites next to Unit 4's existing distribution sites.
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and its network of food pantries across 18 counties have been seeing the increase firsthand, with more families seeking help for the very first time, according to Molly Delaney, the food bank’s vice president of development.
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Evan Clark is donating $1 for every mile he runs to the United Way Champaign’s Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund. He started with 14 miles on Tuesday — the 14th.
Niemann Foods currently owns the 62,074-square-foot shopping center, which used to house a County Market and now includes Salt & Light, Global Smoke & Vape, First Wok, Check ‘n Go and Charly’s Sunnycrest Salon.
Called CU-BetterTogether, organizers hope to provide groceries to more than 1,500 families a week for the next 12 to 16 weeks.
The Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund announced its third wave of relief funds with the distribution of $234,000 for food, housing and financial assistance.
The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, created late last month, has raised more than $28 million from nearly 2,000 donors around the state. In this first round, it’s distributing more than $5.5 million to 30 organizations.
Champaign will get $592,000 and Urbana $295,000 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grants, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, announced.
Unit 4 delivered meals to around 700 students, and the rest drove up to Garden Hills Academy, Jefferson Middle School and Booker T. Washington STEM Academy to collect breakfast and lunch for the week. The number of pickups wound up doubling the administration’s expectations.
Executive Director Rob Dalhaus III told The News-Gazette on Friday that the shelter would be moving to the gymnasium in the community center at Douglass Park so that those who stay there can maintain 6 feet of space between them.
Among them: Grocery deliveries by Berean Covenant Church in Champaign, the Food for Seniors program at Grace Lutheran Church in Champaign and Champaign Rotary's virtual meeting for members.
The Friendly Callers program is a free service for Champaign County citizens who are 60 and older. It’s not up to full speed, but given the anxiety over the pandemic, organizer Julie Schubach said interest is high.
CEO David Northern said he sought medical attention Tuesday morning, but wasn't tested for COVID-19. He was told that if his staff member's test is positive, he would likely be positive for the virus himself.
After consulting with officials from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, the soup kitchen board decided Thursday to hand food out the door rather than have guests come inside the dining room.
'We're the last stop for a lot of folks, so we're going to be right in the trenches with them,' said Executive Director Rob Dalhaus III.
It's also donating $150,000 to renovate those houses, plus one more in Champaign that the housing authority owns. They will be made available by the housing authority to selected families who will pay rents based on their incomes.
Sue Grey, president and CEO of the United Way of Champaign County and board chair of the United Way of Illinois, called the report a starting point for the community to come together and begin addressing these issues. 'We have a lot of work to do.'
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CHAMPAIGN — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed Housing Authority of Champaign County CEO David Northern Sr. to the Illinois State Housing Task Force.
The grants — which come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — include a total $11.6 million for 10 central Illinois cities, according to the state's two Democratic senators, Dick Durban and Tammy Duckworth.
'Folks are moving in as soon as occupancy permits have been approved,' said John Ruffin, Champaign's neighborhood coordinator, who's been working on this project for nine years.
Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, accounting students from the Gies College of Business on Tuesday began offering free tax assistance for low- and moderate-income households, the elderly, and those with limited English and/or disabilities.
The 6-year-old nonprofit that provides used clothing to kids in need had been distributing clothing at the health district’s Women, Infants and Children offices for several years.
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