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Caring & Sharing: The Community Foot Clinic

Lent is a time for particular focus on Jesus life and death. A tradition at First Saint Paul’s is rather than “give up something,” we "take up something” in the way of showing the love of Christ to the needy through acts of giving. Throughout the season of Lent each year, our congregation supports several social ministries.

During Adult Forum on Sunday, March 12, we learn about and give generously to support The Community Foot Clinic, which began at First Saint Paul’s in 2006, when a member of our FSP family, Dr. Charlotte Covello, recognized that many of our Community Meals guests suffer from foot problems requiring professional attention. On the 2nd Saturday of each month, Dr. Covello, along with 3-4 volunteer doctors, provide basic foot care and hygiene for 40-50 people who, due to life circumstances, may not have access to this type of care. In addition to providing clean socks and gently used shoes on occasion, they treat minor infections, perform minor procedures and wound care, and refer our patients to appropriate facilities if more extensive care is required.