Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!)—a  group of lay people who ensure the financial well being  of Catholic religious congregations to care for their elderly and infirm members—reports  that 644 religious congregations of women and men  in the U.S. will benefit from  recently approved grants totaling $1,125,621.

The SOAR! board of directors approved the grants in May to assist religious congregations to fulfill basic needs such as  therapeutic equipment, renovating space to improve handicapped accessibility and  safety, and the installation of fire alarms and wander guard alarms.

 

“Those of us who benefit from the dedicated service of religious men and women are committed to ensuring that the frail and aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests are provided with quality care in safe facilities. The elderly religious continue to bless us by their ministry of prayer,” said Michael Rodgers, chairperson of SOAR! board.

 

To lean more about SOAR! and the approved grant, visit the following link:

 

http://soar-usa.org/2012/03/soar-awards-nearly-1-million-in-grants/