''Visiting'' the Sick


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Tampa Catholic initiated a pen pal program with a local assisted living facility. These neighbors in need hadn't been allowed any visitors for over 2 months and the isolation necessary for protecting their physical health against COVID 19 had worn down their emotional health. Our Crusaders stepped in and began writing letters to over 40 senior citizens that were in need of interaction. Each Tampa Catholic student committed to a letter per week for the months of July and August. Many of our students even coordinated with the facility’s activities director by sending Christmas cards and ornaments for the resident's “Christmas in July” celebration. Our Christian Brother charism has allowed for a creative solution to Jesus' call for us to "visit the sick."

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