Alyson Barra: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As you’ve probably heard, in August I began my journey with Mercy Volunteer Corps. Through the upcoming year, I will be reaching out in service to some of the most vulnerable members of our world. Knowing that such a commitment of time is not possible for everyone, I feel blessed to have this opportunity in my life. I know that through my service I will in turn be changed and strengthened, and want to invite you to be a part of that.

You see, here at our home in Pittsburgh, there is a painting left by former volunteers that talks about standing on the sacrifices of those that have gone before us. First off, know that you are already part of those who have helped me get to this point, and for that I can’t thank you enough. Looking forward, I ask that you join me in raising at least $500 to help continue the mission of mercy that I am now a part of so that others may stand a little taller and continue this legacy of service. Even a small donation of a few dollars will make a difference and help me to reach (or even exceed!) my goal. Thank you so much!