Caring Hearts has been engaged in these efforts since April 1995 and since then has provided more than 1,500 volunteer hours to more than 30 care recipients. Caring Hearts has approximately 70 active volunteers at present, organized through group leaders:
assisted by Marge Brennan who records the group's efforts and compiles reports detailing the number of volunteer hours.
OLS-SA has been reaching out to those in need for many years through its hospital ministry, bereavement ministry, outreach in the senior's high-rises and nursing homes and through adult day care. The challenge faced by Caring Hearts at this stage in its evolution is to broaden the volunteer base and to identify additional persons in need within the parish, a task which is complicated by pride and a natural reluctance by those in need to seek the help they often require.