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Start Date: December 8, 2019
On October 11, 2020, I will be running in the Chicago Marathon (God willing)!! After running my first marathon - the 2016 Illinois Marathon - in which I tore the hamstrings in both legs (they heal themselves in a month), I thought I'd never want to run another marathon (I did finish it in under 4 hours!). But God (and Sr. Stephanie) inspired me to run another as part of Team Mission of Our Lady of the Angels to raise money for the great work of the Mission!
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 raised from Team OLA 2020 will be used to complete the renovation & begin the programing 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.
Judy and I have volunteered at OLA and have seen some of God's incredible work done through Fr. Bob Lombardo and all the Franciscans of the Eucharist. Please help support the Mission!
Information about the Mission at www.missionola.com
Information about the outreach center renovation project at https://missionola.com/school.html
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.