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‘Many Faiths, One Heart’ Service day unites community

Apr 08, 2022 09:14AM ● By Becky Ginos

“Many Faiths, One Heart” Service Day supports refugees, homeless teens, healthcare workers and others. It was held for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, March 19.

That’s when a gymnasium packed with volunteers from four faiths gathered at Saint Olaf Catholic Church in Bountiful to put together resettlement kits with needed household items for Afghan refugees, and hygiene kits for teens experiencing homelessness in Davis County. 

The volunteers also created craft kits for the Inn-Between Hospice Center, wrote thank you notes for healthcare workers and attached them to assembled snack bags. Blanket kits were distributed to volunteers to sew for refugee families, and monetary donations were collected to purchase nutritional supplements for children in third world countries through the Bountiful Children Abroad.

The event was organized by the “Many Faiths, One Heart” Committee, an interfaith women’s group from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Central Stake, Saint Olaf Catholic Church, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, and Bountiful Community Church. Items were donated by the various congregations.

Saint Olaf Catholic Church hosted the service day this year – the fourth year this event has been held. The churches rotate hosting duties. Besides helping a variety of causes, the group builds friendships, trust, and understanding among members of differing faiths.