United Way /Open Your Heart to a Senior (Faith in Action)


Volunteers assist Westmoreland County seniors by providing much needed services. These services include but are not limited to:
  • Friendly Visits
  • Appointment escort
  • Handy person / minor repairs
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Caregiver relief
  • Errands / shopping
  • Referral assistance
  • Yard work / gardening
Friendly visitors may share a hobby or a cup of coffee, but most importantly, they listen to and talk with those who need companions.

Qualities & Requirements

Friendly Visitors should possess a high level of integrity, a desire to help seniors, good listening skills and a caring and sensitive attitude.

Attend a volunteer orientation and periodic training sessions where you will meet and network with other folks willing to make a difference.


Simply visit or call a home-bound senior or seniors at a mutually-agreed upon time. All it takes is about an hour a week.


While nothing compares to the fulfillment you receive by bringing sunshine to someone's day, our volunteers' efforts are honored every year at a recognition event celebrating National Volunteer Week.

This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Westmoreland Board of County Commissioners, The United Way, Area Agency on Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Administration on Aging.

 Service Area
Open Your Heart to a Senior, Alle Kiski
(formerly Faith In Action)

Maureen Zang - Program Director                        
Trinity United Christian Church
3400 Garvers Ferry Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
Phone (724) 224-3199
Email: akfia@unitedwayswpa.org
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  • Lower Burrell/Upper Burrell   
  • New Kensington
  • Arnold
  • Kinloch
  • Vandergrift
  • West Leechburg

Open Your Heart to a Senior, Western Westmoreland - Penn Twp
(formerly Faith in Action)
Karen Horchak - Program Director
2001 Municipal Ct
Harrison City, Pa 15636
Phone (724) 392-4161
Fax (724) 392-4153
Email: wwcfia_ptn@unitedwayswpa.org
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  • Penn Twp                                                                                    
  • Trafford
  • Irwin
  • North Huntingdon
  • Jeannette

Open Your Heart to a Senior, Western Westmoreland - Murrysville
(formerly Faith in Action)

Karen Horchak - Program Director
Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church
4600 Old William Penn Hwy
Murrysville, PA 15668
Phone (724) 327-3353
Fax (724) 327-3378
Email: wwcfia_mxd@unitedwayswpa.org
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  • Murrysville                                                                                
  • Export
  • Delmont (Franklin Regional School District)

Open Your Heart to a Senior, Greater Greensburg
(formerly Faith in Action)

Maureen Zang - Program Director
1011 Old Salem Road, Suite 101
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone (724) 205-6282
Fax (724) 837-1614
Email: ggfia@unitedwayswpa.org
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  •  Greater Greensburg Area            

Open Your Heart to a Senior, Jacobs Creek
(formerly Faith in Action)

Melaney D. Hegyes, MA - Program Director
& Site Coordinator
Excela Health Frick Hospital
508 South Church Street, Suite 3456
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
Phone (724) 542-4117
Fax (724) 542-4067
Email: jcafia@unitedwayswpa.org
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  • Mt Pleasant        
  • Scottdale
  • Everson
  • Dawson
  • Alverton
  • Tarrs
  • Norvelt

  • Connellsville
  • Hunker
  • New Stanton
  • Madison
  • Ruffsdale
  • Smithton
  • Youngwood