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Highmark Volunteers Spruce Up HFI Campus


On the morning of September 7, nearly 30 volunteers from Highmark arrived bright and early at Holy Family’s Emsworth campus to participate in a United Way Day of Caring. Wearing their bright blue t-shirts, this enthusiastic group rolled up their sleeves and got to work sprucing up a building on the property that was in need of some major TLC.  In just six hours, this group was able to prime and paint all three floors of the interior building, including trim; paint the outdoor porches; and clean the entire interior of the building!

Their hard work is very much appreciated as this building is used in a variety of capacities, including as a temporary refuge for children and families in need. For example, it had been used to house a young boy from Haiti and his uncle while the boy recovered from surgery after an earthquake-related injury to his leg. To have a clean and safe place available for families in need of emergency accommodations is very important, and the hard work of the Highmark volunteers ensures that this building can continue to be used in this capacity.

The United Way of Allegheny County established the Day of Caring in 1991 and has since expanded to include multiple, year-round days of caring so that more companies and volunteers can participate in giving back to our community. Thank you to the United Way and to Highmark for this great volunteer opportunity!