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Start Date: February 18, 2020
I'm running the 2020 Chicago Marathon for Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, a Catholic Mission serving the poor on Chicago's West side. The Mission serves around 1,000 families a month with food and other basic material needs, assists 900+ at risk kids in after-school programs, serves bi-weekly community meals and, most importantly brings the love of Christ to a neighborhood desperately in need of hope.
I am committed to train (running over 400 miles) over the long, hot summer and run 26.2 miles on Marathon Sunday (October 11) and I am counting on your support! I need your prayers to persevere through training and finish the race. Your prayers are needed so I can successfully spread the good news about the Mission through my running.
Finally, I need your financial support. The Mission is able to provide all of its services to its neighbors for free because of many generous donations from people like yourself. Funds raised from Team OLA 2020 will be used to complete the renovation & begin the programming out 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 45+ bedroom retreat center for volunteers and retreat guests. We are very excited to be opening this facility in 2020!
We need your help to complete this project! If you are able please consider donating. Every single donation no matter how small or big helps! With your donation you will be making a positive difference in somebody else's life.
Thank you for your prayers and support!