Deacons collecting cleaning supplies for Florence recovery

By Chicago Catholic
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

When natural disasters strike around the country a group of “second responders” mobilizes in the Archdiocese of Chicago, sending out utility buckets filled with much-needed cleaning supplies to affected areas.

That group, Hope’s on the Way, was formed by local deacons following Hurricane Katrina. They sent 200 buckets to Fayetteville, North Carolina, and are looking for donations from parishes and schools to help fill more buckets. Groups that participate will receive buckets to fill with items such as disposable gloves and heavy-duty trash bags.

It takes about $20 to buy the supplies included in each bucket.

For information or to donate, visit



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