It was a labor of love on Sept 3rd and 4th as the volunteers under Joyce Zelazik’s inspiration and direction worked at filling a semi-trailer behind Pepe’s at 149th and Bell road. When Deacon Joe Winblad offered a supply of cleaning supplies in filled buckets. Joyce enthusiasticly offered the volunteers to come with vans to pick up 160 filled buckets and many other loose cleaning items.
Joyce’s inspiration lead to Homer Glen-Hurricane Relief Effort in conjuction with Coldwell Banker the Real Estate Group and Horizon Freight Systems. The trailer and supplies were to be delivered to Calvary Road Church in Willis, Texas and distributed from there.
Hope’s on the way will again respond to Hurricane Harvey’s disaster with a goal of 1,000 filled Buckets of Hope with 14 cleaning items from donations of money or cleaning items. Following is a list of the 14 items.
2 Liquid Household Cleaner 12 to 16 oz. cleaner to be mixed with water (NO BLEACH).
1 Dish Soap 16 to 28 oz. bottle any brand.
Liquid Laundry Detergent 2 – 25 oz. or 1 – 50 oz. bottle.
1 can of Air Freshener (aerosol or pump).
18 Cleaning Wipes or Reusable Wipes. (No terry cleaning towels).
7 sponges (no cellulose due to mold issue).
5 Scouring Pads ( no pads of any kind that will rust).
1 Scrub Brush- plastic or wooden handle (no toilet bowl or kitchen brushes).
Clothes Line ( 2 - 50 foot or 100 foot cotton or plastic).
Fifth Clothes Pins.
2 pair of Disposable Waterproof Gloves (rubber or plastic).
1 pair of Work Gloves- leather palms necessary.
24 Heavy Duty Trash Bags (30 to 45- gallon size).
5 Dust Masks
NOTE: We find that most items are $1.00 at Dollar Tree store.
For Those wishing to make a monetary contribution to support the purchase of cleaning supplies, $30 dollars is average cost of bucket/lid and 14 cleaning items.—your check should be made out to Hope's on the Way and mailed to:
Office of the Diaconate, Hurricane Harvey 2017,
816 Marengo Ave.,
Forest Park, IL 60130.
Recognition of your check donation will be mailed to you.