"I don‘t want readers to ever forget the high stakes of these stories—and of all of our stories: that life and death, freedom and bondage, hang in the balance of every action we take…this book will use our two lives as a way of thinking about choices and accountability, not just for each of us as individuals but for all of us as a society…our destinies can be determined by a single stumble down the wrong path, or a tentative step down the right one."– Introduction, pg. xiv
In just six days, Wes Moore will be returning to Champaign County to speak with over 500 9th graders about the choices we make and the impact they have on our lives. From Tim Mitchell's News-Gazette's story on 11-2-2011:
Faith and nonprofit communities are working together to provide safe, warm shelter
The C-U Men’s Shelter will operate from November 20, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
The shelter has a new home this year: New Covenant Fellowship Church, 124 W. White St, Champaign IL. It can shelter up to 30 men and will be open from 9:30pm to 8:00 am every day.
Fourteen Champaign County farmers gathered in a north Champaign farm field on a windy, chilly November afternoon to change the lives of thousands of their neighbors.
33,340 people in Champaign County are food insecure - that's 16.3% of the population. Through Farmers Feeding Families, United Way focuses on reducing hunger and its associated health issues.