A project to raise money for a much-needed van culminated Oct. 6 as residents of Holy Family Home and guests including the Knights of Columbus who worked hard to solicit funds, saw the Little Sisters of the Poor welcome their new vehicle. They will use it to gather donated foods for residents of the Catholic home in southwest Philadelphia. Read the full story here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Residents of Holy Family Home in Southwest Philadelphia and guests gather for the blessing of the new van Oct. 6 by the home’s chaplain, Father James Sullivan, at far left.
Stephen Finley of the Knights of Columbus led the drive to raise money for a new cargo van for the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Lily McNulty, center, and fellow residents express their gratitude as Sister Veronica Proffitt, l.s.p., speaks..
Sister Veronica Proffitt, l.s.p., stands before the new van that she worked closely with the Knights of Columbus to obtain for Holy Family Home for the Aged.
Mother Catherine Frain, superior for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Philadelphia, expresses her gratitude as Sister Veronica Proffitt applauds the efforts that led to the new van.
Father James Sullivan, chaplain at Holy Family Home, blesses the new van.
Mother Catherine Frain receives the keys to the van from Knights of Columbus member Tom McHenry.
Mother Catherine Frain checks out the new van.
Enjoying the view from the new van are, from left, residents Lily McNulty, Sergia Hernandez and Nancy Weldon, Sister Veronica Proffitt, driver Doug Bosworth and resident Rose Adams.
Shown with the van are, from left, John Butler, PJ McMahon from McMahon Automotive Group, Stephen Finley, Sister Veronica Proffitt, Tom McHenry, Mother Catherine Frain, Rick Ray and Dan Kelly.