Bishop Denis O'Connell High School Chapter
The students at Bishop Denis O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA,
formed a Medical Missionaries Chapter as part of their commitment to the poor and to community service. Two members of the
Chapter work weekly at the Medical Missionaries warehouse in Bristow, VA, sorting supplies and preparing them for shipment
to the poor throughout the world.
accepted the Medical Missionaries 2010 Caring Heart Award on behalf of The O'Connell High School Chapter for their work in
helping the poorest of the poor. he award was presented by Dr. Peter Dirr, member of our Board of Directors, at the
Medical Missionaries ‘Caring Hearts’ Ball and Auction held on April 17, 2010.
to the earthquake in Haiti (January 12, 2010), the Bishop O'Connell Chapter leadership held a fundraising drive at the school,
collecting more than $10,000 for earthquake relief from students and faculty. The O'Connell Chapter also collected hundreds
of packets of hygiene products to be sent to Haiti.