Help Our Community! Donate items for the new emergency shelter

Help Our Community! Donate items for the new emergency shelter
February 7, 2024 secretary

Grace Church received this letter in regard to stocking a new emergency center that will be opening in Pekin.  If you purchase items on this list, you can then do the following:

  1. Mail them directly to the center marked attention Emergency Shelter or Rust Shelter. The address is 243 Derby Street, Pekin, IL 61554
  2. Drop off the donations at 243 Derby Street, Pekin, anytime 24/7. They are staffed around the clock.
  3. Bring to the office of Grace. There will be a place for the donations until March 3. The center will take donations beyond this date, but you will have to deliver them yourself.


Pekin-Area Churches,

I hope that you are well and filled with God’s grace as you care for others in this new year. Our communities need hope, and I am thankful that you are part of the Lord’s movement to bring hope in Jesus’ name.

The Salvation Army of Pekin has recently opened an additional emergency center. Perhaps you are already familiar with their Rust Transition Center. Due to demand, they are requesting additional assistance during these winter months.

These lists have been compiled in order to help understand/order supplies which are most needed.  

Wal-mart Registry Donation List

Amazon Registry for Donations List


Please consider sharing this list of needs among your congregations or anyone else you think would like to help out.


Thank you for being a light for the Lord in the Pekin area.


With you on the journey,

Aaron John Yoder

Director of Church Strengthening w/ RHMA

on behalf of the Tazewell County Emergency Response Team

c: (309) 202-8413