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Category: Hunger & Housing
Start Date: December 27, 2018
In October, 2019, I decided to return to Chicago for the Chicago Marathon (third time's a charm, right?). I've run in 2010 and 2012 and wanted to return to visit my second home. While training for Chicago in the past, I ran RnR Chicago and 2010 (I think?) and stayed with my friend, Sr. Alicia Torres at Our Lady of Angles in West Chicago. At that point, OLA was in its early stages and has since developed into a huge support for the area. It serves as an outreach to the poor for an area where there are challenges and feeds 1000 families a month, in addition to providing a wide variety of support to residents who live in the vicinity. I decided to run the Chicago Marathon in support of OLA this year with the hope of helping them raise funds for renovations of their outreach center and help with improvements they're looking to make in order to reach and serve more people in the area. Please help me fundraise for a good cause!
Team Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will be fundraising through the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle!
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels exists to provide material and spiritual support to the West Humboldt Park, Chicago- one of the most challenged neighborhoods in the United States. The Mission feeds about 1000 families a month, provides additional material and pastoral support to families, youth, and senior citizens, and, most importantly, brings the love of Christ to a neighborhood desperately in need of hope.
Funds will be used to complete the renovation of the Mission's new outreach center to the poor in West Humboldt Park, Chicago. The new outreach center will provide the very needed space for the Mission's donation storage/ distribution, a handicapped accessible kitchen/ dining room, meeting space for neighborhood and retreat groups, and a 60+ bedroom retreat center for volunteers and retreat guests.
Information about the Mission at www.missionola.com
Information about the outreach center renovation project at https://missionola.com/school.html
We need your help to complete this project! Be part of the miracle that is TEAM OLA!
The Mission is a 501(c)(3) and relies entirely on the donations of private donors.