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Laurel Highlands Inmates Make Cards for Local Nursing Homes

April 28, 2020 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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With the pandemic outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, nursing homes have had to suspend families from visiting their loved ones, leaving this vulnerable population even more socially isolated.

A number of inmates at SCI Laurel Highlands wanted to do something for them during this difficult time, in order to give back to the community in some way.  Many inmates are highly skilled artists, but regardless of artistic ability, several inmates volunteered to take the time to make cards to be mailed to local nursing homes. The cards featured beautiful hand-drawn pictures and inspirational messages of hope and caring. It is the anticipation of these inmates that the cards will help brighten the residents' day, knowing that someone they will probably never even meet is thinking of them during their isolation.

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