Day of Caring Celebrates Fight Against COVID-19; #MercersburgCares to Support Local Food Bank, Community Shelters

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Amanda Begley ’14 (left)

On April 28, Mercersburg Academy spotlighted a number of alumni, students, and parents who are engaged in a variety of efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercersburg saluted these individuals with a Day of Caring that included a number of posts on the school’s social-media channels.

Individuals recognized included:

Amanda Begley ’14
Maggie Betkowski ’21
Enrique Bolona ’94
Luciana Bolona Castro ’06
Melissa Glah Orders ’95, P ’23, ’23 (and family)
Meredith Glah Coors ’95 (and family)
Julia Holl ’19
Kevin Huang P ’16
Jeff Hull P ’21, ’23
Kelly McAdoo Morariu ’94
Harry McCullough ’91 and Lori Jo Ruohomaki McCullough ’91
Carlos Plaza Meneses ’01
Rachael Porter ’09
Rose Potter ’21
Dick ’69 and Mary Beth Seibert P ’09, ’11

(Additionally, Ken Akiyama ’23 and Stanley Fang ’21 produced videos in support of medical professionals and other members of the Mercersburg family.)

Kevin Huang P ’16

Tuesday, May 5, is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Mercersburg is participating by launching #MercersburgCares, three days devoted to assisting local food banks and homeless shelters.

Food security in Franklin County was a major concern even before the pandemic. It persists with greater urgency now that COVID-19 has caused many food banks and homeless shelters to close at a time when their resources are most needed. Understanding the local communities’ needs, from Tuesday, May 5, through Thursday, May 7, every gift made to the Mercersburg Annual Fund during #MercersburgCares will be matched by a $25 donation benefiting the Maranatha Food Pantry, the Franklin County Homeless Shelter, and the Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter.

Together through #MercersburgCares, your impact will be multiplied as it will help our students as well as the local community. (Make a gift now online.)

A broader list of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members involved in response to the pandemic can be found here: