ROUND LAKE BEACH - No doubt, Midwesterners are extremely generous. Tuesday, Kris Schoenberger, who owns a barbecue catering business in Round Lake Beach, set up a Operation Food Relief for Sandy Victims Facebook page, and by the end of the day, friends and colleagues had already begun dropping food, water and canned goods off at the Schoenberger's. The Schoenbergers planned to leave for the East at 10:00 PM November 1st, writing:
We have 2 trucks and 2 trailers that we will be trying to fill. Looking for bottled water,canned food,hotdogs,soup,buns,batteries,gas card,flash lights,candles etc...You can also drop off items at Daves Transmissions. Daves has 3 locations 1011 N Cedar Lake Dr Round Lake Beach IL, 1316 N FairField Dr RLB IL, 1083 South Corporate sCir Grayslake IL. All 3 shops are open from 7am to 5pm. Thanks.
Below are photos of people that voluntarily, and on short notice, dropped by with food donations before Schoenbergers' two trucks and trailers headed East late Thursday night:
Illinois Review just communicated with Schoenberger, and he said that he's taking donations on a PayPal account to pick up more food and supplies at his distributor in Pennsylvania. The Pay Pal Link is HERE.
We at Illinois Review challenge you to donate $20 to Schoenberger's efforts. You won't get a tax deduction, but you will get a good feeling that you did something to help fellow humans when they needed it most. We'll keep our readers updated on Operation Food Relief for Sandy's Victims.