Tell MB Financial: Don't displace the homeless. Support the Night Ministry!
  • Petitioned Mitchell Feiger

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Chief Executive Officer of MB Financial
Mitchell Feiger
Executive Secretary
Doria Koros
Branch Manager
Karen Perlman

Tell MB Financial: Don't displace the homeless. Support the Night Ministry!

    1. Cerese Depardieu
    2. Petition by

      Cerese Depardieu

      Chicago, IL

Dear friends,

Due to the uptick in violence in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago—specifically four stabbings—Lakeview residents are attempting to force out marginalized groups and organizations that support them. As such, the Night Ministry, a nonprofit organization that provides services to the homeless without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation or nationality, is now under fire as some residents believe it is attracting the “wrong” type of people to their neighborhood.

The Night Ministry is conscientious and understands that, more often than not, persons who are displaced lack the means to travel. Therefore, the Night Ministry brings their services to the streets of Chicago, several nights a week, to dispense meals and medical services from their van. Nevertheless, Lakeview residents have made numerous phone calls to Mitchell Feiger, CEO of MB Financial, to coax him into stopping the Night Ministry from administering services near MB Financial’s property as they see the homeless as an inconvenience.

The inconvenience is uprooting the Night Ministry and the people they serve—the people who will starve and succumb to elements of the night and inadequate medical attention. Give the homeless a voice—not an eviction notice. Tell Mitchell Feiger, CEO of MB Financial, the Night Ministry is right where it belongs!

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    1. Mission accomplished

      Cerese Depardieu
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your overwhelming support. Although I cannot discuss the details, the petition was a success. However, I could not have done it without you! You guys rock!

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tracy Hough CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      This attack against the Night Ministry and other social service agencies is unconscionable. The Night Ministry is part of the solution, not the problem.

    • Jim Pickett CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      The Night Ministry does incredibly important work and are an important part of the Lakeview community. I fully support their efforts, and reject any attempts to uproot or in any way thwart their efforts.

    • sherry dalton SCHAUMBURG, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      I support the work of the Night Ministry, these people need our help. Would'nt you be greatful if they were there for you in your time of need?

    • Ben Fontana CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      I, for one, have been an individual that has received services from The Night Ministries and the fact that someone could stoop so low and be as heartless as to tell someone like you a blatant lie like that the aforementioned organization had any dealings with the attacks that took place sickens, enrages, and saddens me.

    • Grady Milligan POWELL, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      Never stop serving the least, the last, and the lost. Otherwise we're not much of a Church or Body of Christ


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