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*Sally Kearney helps take Communion and prays the Rosary with those in the nursing homes and the hospital in town. Also, she and her husband have been delivering “Meals on Wheels” weekly for over 10 years.
“I’ve always liked to be around elderly people, even since I was a little girl, and I still enjoy doing it. There’s always help needed in the different organizations in town, so if your friends are volunteering, try to join them and do something to improve your community.”
*Nathan Felicetty is an active participant in his parish, The Church of the Beloved Disciple. He has been an Altar Server for 3 years and this past year has started Ushering at Mass. This is his second year helping with Vacation Bible School. This year, he also helped at a Camp for Autistic Children at Slippery Rock University called, Camp Rock.
“I feel good about helping other people and I like that you also get to meet people your own age that are doing good things for the community.”
*Two years ago, 11 year old Arielle Reiser started the CHIP-IN Project, an initiative to collect unused house items to support people in need. CHIP-IN stands for Contribute Household Items for People In Need
“This is about turning unused personal items from one person’s junk drawer to another person’s treasure. My Mom and I were cleaning the drawers in our house and found some new stuff, we didn’t know what to do with, because getting rid of them would have been a waste. We went to the New Castle Rescue Mission, the Women's Shelter in Sharon and Grove Manor, and as we toured around these places we asked the directors what they needed. We found out that they needed hotel shampoos and lotions, toiletries, music cassette tapes, glue sticks, old costume jewelry and other things that clutter our drawers at home. That’s how we started the CHIP-IN Project.
I really like to be part of this. It makes me feel good because I am making a difference in my community.
Please visit our website at www.ChipInProject.com to learn more about our project.”
*Greg Merkle has been a volunteer fire fighter with the Grove City Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years.
"It all started when I was 16 years old living in Harrisville, and was a volunteer with their department for 8 and a half years. After moving to Grove City, I missed being with a volunteer fire department, so I decided to join Grove City's Department. What I like the most of being part of the GCVFD is that I’ve been able to help the community. If you are looking for ways to help, serving here would be a great way to do it.”