A new Social Capital Inc. Americorps Volunteer funded, through Partners for a Healthier Community, began her new assignment with United Neighbors of Fall River in early September 2014. Sophie Fierst of Maryland chose to work with Partners and United Neighbors for a year to acquire experience in human services and to give back to the Greater Fall River community. As Outreach and Technology Coordinator at United Neighbors, she will divide her time between editing and promoting the web site and working on a number of projects related to Partners 2014-2019 Action Plan. On one of her first assignments, she assisted United Neighbors Executive Director Wendy-Garf Lipp deliver food to the Annelle Delorme-Hagerman Food Pantry of the Church of Our Savior in Somerset and pick up donations of toiletries from church members to be delivered to homeless families living in motels in Somerset and Swansea. Click here for a brief video introduction. For more information, contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at 508-324-7900.

(Top row) SCI Americorps Volunteer Sophie Fierst begins work on the web site at the office of United Neighbors of Fall River. (Row two) Sophia introduces herself to Rev. Kate Kress at the Annelle Delorme-Hagerman Food Pantry of the Church of Our Savior in Somerset where she is assisting United Neighbors Executive Director Wendy Garf-Lipp deliver food for homeless families to their food pantry. (Row three) Wendy brings fresh produce in and sorts it into containers. (Bottom row) Rev. Kress works with Sophie to gather toiletries that church members have donated to take to the United Neighbors office for distribution to homeless families in motels in Somerset and Swansea.

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