caRe vaN Serves at Free Health Fair

On May 6, 2018, the Elms College School of Nursing caRe vaN took part in the 5th Annual Free Health Fair, which offers free snacks, gently used clothing and bedding, haircuts, foot care, Mercy Medical Center – NARCAN® education and kits, CPR training, Comfort Bags from Friends for the Homeless and the St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish Sandwich Ministry. Despite a rainy start and periodic sprinkles, approximately 80 people attended, with 21 serviced on the caRe vaN. The back bone of the effort in strengthened by the efforts of the Elms College School of Nursing Second Degree/Accelerated Students, but this year several alumni students pitched in to strengthen the team. Funding for this event is provided through several of our other province ministries, including: Our Lady of the Angels Province – St Anthony’s Bread,  St. Stanislaus Friary & Parish (Chicopee, MA), St. Hyacinth Friary (Chicopee, MA), Mother Carbrini Parish (Shamokin, PA), and St Paul Parish (Kensington, CT).
Br. Duffy is grateful for your continued prayers and support.


Instituted by Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Br. Michael Duffy, OFM Conv., DNP, APRN-BC (pictured above in light blue), the caRe vaN provides free healthcare to the homeless and under-served in the Chicopee (MA) area, including services such as blood pressure checks, blood pressure checks, foot care, first aide and minor wound care. For more information or to make a donation to this effort, please email Brother Duffy, at

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