July 13, 2023

Three sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in Cedar Rapids community

Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center, and Mercy Medical Center continued the tradition of spreading mercy in our community. Circle the City with Mercy is a one-day community service project with volunteers from each organization working toward a common cause.

Now in its sixth year, partners of Circle the City with Mercy join together for a unique community service project each year to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the community. The project marks the anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in Cedar Rapids in July 1875.

This year, beginning at 8:00 AM on Friday, July 21, team members from each of the three organizations met at Mercy’s Hallagan Education Center for a short kickoff program. Afterward, the group assembled 15,000 meals for the Take Away Hunger organization. The meals will be distributed locally to help individuals in crisis.