August 30, 2023
Our St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Ministry here at SMOY helps our local neighbors in need by paying their rent, utility, food and other bills. We are 100% funded by the generous support received from our parishioners, largely from the Fifth Sunday envelopes four times a year. We receive NO funding from the parish or other entities. This past year, we have been able to help our clients with over $42,000 of support for their bills, with 84% of that amount going to pay rent and utilities, with the balance for food and other needs.
Our current bank balance has reached alarmingly low levels, such that future assistance to meet our neighbor’s need is in jeopardy, and our support to them may soon be curtailed or worse yet eliminated.
We are currently seeing higher and more frequent requests for both rental and utilities, as both rates continue to skyrocket in our area.
We are hoping that our current situation is temporary. Please consider a financial donation to help us keep our SMOY SVdP ministry alive and well. Thank You.
President – SMOY SVdP