Be rooted in faith-filled love by doing what is right. —Ephesians 3:14-21 Psalm 33:1-2, 4, 5, 11-12, 18-19
We are a group of people conscious of our gifts, who are willing to give or share our talents, time, and treasure with those in need. The efforts of Hope’s on the Way has many dimensions, from second responders who have assisted in the rebuilding process in Louisiana and Alabama, to serving the needs locally within our own community.
Our broader vision has the following goals:
IN LOUISIANA, 2005-2009:
57,600 man hours of labor were provided in Louisiana by 127 volunteers.
More than $800,000 in goods and services.
IN CHICAGO, SINCE 2008:
St. Rene vestibule and narthex: 270 man hours of labor by nine volunteers
St. Vincent De Paul Family Store: 400 man hours of labor provided by 50 volunteers
New Chapel at Our Lady of Peace Church: 224 hours of labor by 14 volunteers
Deacon Hill Hall: 1,700 hours of labor by 37 volunteers
Saint Francis De Paula Shelter: 80 hours of labor by 10 volunteers
Community Center for Saints Peter and Paul Parish: 2,250 hours of labor by 53 volunteers
Cardinal Stritch Retreat House painting rooms and restoration painting of Outdoor Stations and benches. 77 labor hours by 11 volunteers.
Zaccheus House: 256 hours of labor by 8 volunteers
Monica House for Women painting and electrical update July 2015. 140 hours of labor by 10 volunteers.
Emmaus Ministries Over 125 hours of labor by 8 volunteers.
Fosters, Alabama: 397 hours of labor by 9 volunteers, $15,000 in goods and services provided
Deacon, a retired educator, practicing woodworker and tool enthusiast, interested in making a better world by helping where there is a need to improve the quality of life. As one called to serve rather than be served. I hope with the Lord's inspiration and help from the Hope's on the Way Board members that together we will fulfill the goals to serve both locally and wherever there is great need and to invite all who are willing to share their time, talent, and treasure with those in need.