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Meadville staff volunteer, 'Make a Difference'

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Staff members of Stairways Behavioral Health’s Meadville Outpatient clinic decided to make a difference on a recent frigid Saturday by taking part in a daylong United Way of Western Crawford County event.

Oct. 17 marked the 20th year for Make a Difference Day, an annual event for volunteers to collaborate on community projects and come together to care for neighbors in need of a helping hand.

Meadville crisis supervisor Jeanine Lyons, registered nurse Jane Burrows, therapist Tanya Reynolds and crisis specialist Dan Foltz, along with family members and friends, were among 750 volunteers working on more than 100 service projects throughout western Crawford County.

The Stairways team pitched in by performing yard cleanup in anticipation of the winter for an elderly couple and helped move another senior couple from their home to an apartment.

Lyons called the day rewarding, despite having to share it with the first snowfall of the year.

“It was fun working together with such a caring and fun team and it was nice to be able to help some people in the community,” she said.

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