In these difficult times for all people, the CCVI Sisters in Peru participated in the delivery of 50 food packages in the desert areas near Chimbote where they work. In conjunction with the Santa Ana Hospital and Confer Lima, the Sisters organized for the delivery of these first packages, which, although they do not cover all the needs, provide exceptional help for these communities in need.
Every continent in the world is impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In St. Louis, remarkable crossroads between communities are emerging in the call to help sustain each other. Through their grant to Forai, the Incarnate Word Foundation is supporting a powerful connection that spans the globe.
A group of University of the Incarnate Word nursing students and graduate students have been stepping up to help treat the homeless for basic symptoms as other first responders are busy dealing with COVID-19 care.
By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI
“We identify ourselves as a congregation that can become a channel for people who want to help with this migration crisis”, said Sr. Adriana Calzada Vazquez, CCVI.
Margaret Mitchell distributes mask kits to volunteers. Notice her technique maintaining the appropriate social distancing, holding the body of the bag as she places it on the ground so that the volunteer is the only one to touch the handles of the bag. Pretty neat!
Sister Anne Marie Burke tells us of her experience while volunteering at Loreto/Nazareth Hospitality Center, in El Paso, Texas.