Calling All Vincentians and Their Supporters!
All participants & supporters of the SVdP Society in Sonoma County are invited to a daytime retreat on Saturday, September 15 at St. Eugene’s Cathedral from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.
Lunch is included, and the program is offered at no cost to participants.
This spiritual day of renewal will provide much needed spiritual nourishment for ALL who serve the poor and marginalized, whether you work on the “frontline” or are a donor. This day of retreat is intended to meet two primary goals.
First: provide nourishment for the spiritual health of our members and those who work closely with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul interfacing with the needy & marginalized, support people, and our donors/interested people.
Second: provide for the greater exposure of this District’s recently adopted mission statement; “End Poverty though Systemic change --- One Person/Family at a Time”.
Participants will also receive information on the current state of the communities we assist. The day will close with an important discussion on our new mission and how we envision the “Path Forward” for our District.
Please join us for this dynamic, important day of holy renewal and recommitment to service.
Lake County Fire – Long-term Recovery
St. Vincent de Paul Sonoma County has been working with and helping victims of the Lake County Fire since the fire began. St. Vincent de Paul - Sonoma County has been working with and helping victims of the Lake County Fire since the fire began. We partnered with St Vincent de Paul - Lake County to establish a Disaster Relief Fund as soon as we became aware of the loss of homes and belongings
We have gone through the first phase of disaster relief, by providing funds from the Disaster Relief Fund for food, shelter, and necessities to those who qualified as having been directly impacted by this disaster.
We are now moving into the second and very important phase of relief for this disaster which will be helping people get back into homes and get their lives started back on track to being normal.
As housing becomes available for fire survivors who have lost everything, we will use the SVdP Disaster Division’s “House in a Box” program to provide the very basic furnishings needed to start a household, such as beds, bedding, dressers, kitchen table, chairs, kitchen utensils, bath towels and a couch. These items are all new, direct from manufacturers, and provided to qualified applicants.
House in a Box is vital to helping those who have lost everything in this disaster. We are in great need of cash donations for this program.
You can make a huge difference to those who have lost their homes and all of their possessions. An accounting of the use of these funds can be obtained by calling the District office at 707-584-1579 and asking for Jack Tibbetts.
Please donate now to the Lake County Fire Disaster Relief Fund.
Please be sure to note on all donations:
Lake County Fire Disaster Relief Fund Donation
may be made by:
Check: mail to SVDP P.O. Box 1095, Rohnert Park CA 94927
Credit card by phone: call 707-584-1579
Thank you for any help that you may be able to direct to this cause.
Jennifer Badolato’s banged-up red Nissan is more than just a car. It’s her home.
The Santa Rosa woman doesn’t make enough money in her job at Walmart to afford an apartment in Sonoma County, where rents have skyrocketed over the past four years to an average of $1,700 a month.
Calling All Vincentians and their Supporters!
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