[NEWS] Anti-Poverty Fund Hopes The Papal Visit Will Have A Lasting Impact In Philadelphia | Project HOME

[NEWS] Anti-Poverty Fund Hopes The Papal Visit Will Have A Lasting Impact In Philadelphia

 

From CBS Philly

A homeless advocacy group is trying to make sure the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia has a lasting impact.

Today, they’re announcing the creation of a fund to be used for anti-poverty efforts and a letter-writing campaign to get more federal action on the issue.

Project HOME co-founder, Sister Mary Scullion, is the chair of the hunger and homelessness committee for the papal visit, a task she wanted to make more than symbolic.

“Pope Francis’s visit is such an amazing and incredible event,” said Scullion, “we don’t want to lose this opportunity for us as a community to deepen our impact and services for those who are most in need.”