Volunteer connection

Faith in Action – Make a difference for a neighbor who needs a little help to remain independent. Faith in Action, a program of TRPIL Community Services, has volunteer opportunities throughout Washington County. They include:

•A Burgettstown senior woman needs help with transportation, shopping and/or light housekeeping. She is caring for a disabled daughter and could use someone to help her occasionally.

• An 89-year-old Canonsburg woman needs rides and assistance to go to the grocery store weekly or biweekly.

• An 84-year-old McDonald woman needs some friendly visits and phone calls for companionship.

• A couple in their 90s needs someone who can assist with getting groceries weekly in the McMurray area.

Anyone who is interested in helping these older residents or others dealing with a disability remain independent is asked to call Faith in Action at 724-223-5115, ext. 1203. The office is staffed part time, but phone calls will be returned. All volunteers are trained and screened before placement. Training for prospective volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Washington. Call Faith in Action to register.