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Sister-based volunteer programs adapt to pandemic restrictions

October 23, 2020

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Global Sisters Report, Oct. 22, 2020, by Julie A. Ferraro

Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program

A faith-based volunteer program in southwestern Pennsylvania, Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program brings young people between the ages of 21 and 30 from all over the country to the Pittsburgh area to serve children, youth, adults and seniors in the areas of education, health, nutrition and various social services.

The disruption caused by COVID-19 might have sent many people into a panic, said Patricia Moran, Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program director. When she approached the five volunteers in the program as restrictions were put in place, they all opted to stay and continue their service. “It was impressive,” Moran said. Read more