“Whatever you did for these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
McRest is a transitional shelter which provides homeless and displaced individuals the opportunity for successful transition to independence. McRest started out as a one day “day camp” for the homeless in 1988. With the success of that endeavor, it grew into overnight shelters with twelve churches participating. McRest has since grown from those twelve churches into over seventy churches now participating. St. Isidore has supported McRest over the years serving as a host for multiple years. At the conclusion of hosting we continued to offer financial support to the organization. With new leadership and renewed energy, we believe the Holy Spirit is calling us to a fresh start with this opportunity.
Our McRest leaders are Mr. David Treadwell, Mr. Robert Thursam, and Ms. Diane Royer. Diane is a McRest Board member and also a former McRest coordinator. We look forward to working with them and assisting them is any way we can.
Because of Covid 19 a myriad of issues has arisen that make hosting at a parish site very difficult. As a result, St. Isidore is reimbursing the McRest program the cost to house 60 men in a hotel for one week. Additionally, several St. Isidore parish organizations have stepped forward to prepare dinners for the men. Our coordinators will take care of providing lunch and a continental breakfast.
We’ve made it easy to donate directly to Mcrest through Pushpay here: