A faith-based volunteer group of second responder's, who bring hope to people in need.

HOPE'S ON THE WAY TAKES ACTION TO BEGIN HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RESPONSE 2017 thru Spring 2018

UPDATE: Accomplished from Fall 2017 thru Spring 2018:


Left to Right, Deacon John Vidmar, HOTW treasurer, Deacon Ramon Echevarria and Deacon Joe Winblad,HOTW Chairman, Deacon Ramon Echevarria with a mission aid check to caritas Diocese Mayaguez PR, for Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio, SJ


Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio,SJ receives HOTW check delivered by Deacon Ramon and Mary Lou Echevarria.

It was a labor of love on Sept 3rd and 4th 2017 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.

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.

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