National Community Day 2011

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Ignatian Volunteers take part in National Community Day

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, eight IVC Philadelphia/S Jersey volunteers prepared and served lunch to homeless men who come to Old St. Joseph’s Church in Society Hill in Philadelphia for spiritual as well as physical nourishment. Ignatian Volunteers participated in the 4th annual National Community Day under the auspices of St. Joseph’s University. Hundreds of enthusiastic students from SJU manned volunteer sites across the Delaware Valley region.  Rich Brennan, site leader for Old St. Joseph’s, arranged the visit from the “Hawk who never dies!”

Anne Tague, Fred De Rose, and Anne Marie Campbell prepare food in the kitchen

Kristine Jaeger, OutReach Program Manager, with longtime volunteer Jack O’Doherty

Star visitor of the day, “The Hawk from Hawk Hill” entertained following Saturday lunch.

Rich Brennan, site leader for Old St. Joseph’s, with Volunteer Jim Jones, at St. Joseph’s University chapel for an opening Community Day prayer service