Fund Names Sakacs this Week’s ‘Woman Warrior’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls has named Leah Sakacs this week’s “Woman Warrior.” Sakacs is the coordinator of Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. She leads an ad hoc pandemic response group — the Senior Support Action Group. As the lead organizer, Sakacs pulled together multiple organizations and dozens of volunteers to support seniors and immuno-compromised residents who are home-bound because of COVID-19. Working with Scope Senior Center, Shepherd of the Valley, RSVP and other organizations, her support group recruits and mobilizes donations and volunteers to deliver meals, bags of food, medication, toiletries and personal protective equipment. The network also provides transportation to medical appointments and coordinates Phone Pals to keep seniors feeling cared for and connected. The Fund for Women and Girls is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

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