SVdPUSA Disaster Services is helping with the relief efforts.
Please support SVdPUSA’s National Council’s Domestic Disaster Relief Fund. Your contribution will help change lives, rebuild homes, provide shelter, emergency daily-living supplies and most importantly, restore hope to those in need!
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Help Hurricane Survivors with Hygiene Kits
We need your help to get individuals back on their feet after the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on Texas and Hurricane Irma on Florida and the Caribbean Islands. Cash donations are best, but everyone can help with personal hygiene kits. Your Conference and parish can have a large impact on helping survivors on their road to recovery by purchasing pre-made kits or assembling personal hygiene kits, which our Councils, Conferences and SVdP Disaster Services will distribute in shelters, parish centers Multi-Agency Resource Centers and other areas where we are seeing hurricane survivors.
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Representatives from 28 national, faith-based organizations sent a letter to the Congressional leaders urging a long-term funding extension of the Children's Health Insurance program (CHIP) as soon as possible. There are 8.9 million children who rely on CHIP. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the signatories of the letter and National President Sheila Gilbert is quoted in the press release (ninth quote on the list).
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SVdP Television Specials July 26, 27 and 28 on EWTNth on EWTN!
Come along with Society of St. Vincent de Paul members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people in need. In these special presentations, join Vincentians as they go on home visits, work the land to grow fresh produce to help feed the hungry, help people find relief from high-interest payday loans, provide life-saving medicines in a community pharmacy and much more! See our Catholic faith in action through the volunteers of this unique lay vocation and the face of Christ in the people they serve.
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Society Statement on Better Care Reconciliation Act
The Society has consistently maintained that the expanded health care coverage that the poor and vulnerable currently have not be rolled back. We understand that there are parts of the Affordable Care Act that warrant revision and improvement. Indeed, we join in the call for such changes. But neither the previously passed House version or this new version, re-branded as the “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017,” do that.
Please e-mail or call your US Senator to urge him or her to not support the just released Senate legislation which would decimate health care coverage for the poor and vulnerable – the very individuals, families and children we care so deeply about and minister to daily.
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The SVdP television special “Our Faith in Action” Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul” is now available online for all Councils and Conferences to use to help tell our story.
The half-hour program shows Society of St. Vincent de Paul members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people in need. This special shows Vincentians on a home visit with a family in need, helping the homeless in a downtown shelter and working with returning citizens through prison ministry. This program provides an excellent overview of who we are and what we do.
"Our Faith in Action" is available to stream or download on the Society's Vimeo channel or to watch on YouTube
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Already in 2017, there have been five disaster events with each having losses exceeding $1 billion affecting tens of thousands of people. The SVdP Disaster Services Division (DSD) has been actively supporting Councils and Conferences in responding to natural disasters from coast to coast.
The SVdPUSA Disaster Services Division provides long-term assistance in the form of on-site training, Rapid Response Grants, Long-Term Recovery Grants, Disaster Case Management and ongoing support.
In addition to their work in larger communities, the SVdP Disaster Services Division and local Councils/Conferences are currently providing disaster relief and recovery assistance to rural communities in: California, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Please pray for all the people who have lost their homes to disasters and consider supporting the efforts of Vincentians to help them. Please help now!
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul National CEO Dave Barringer was interviewed by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) on their “Helping Goodness Spread Blog.”
FADICA is a network of private foundations and donors supporting Catholic-sponsored programs and institutions. For 40 years, FADICA has served as a dynamic and catalytic philanthropic network committed to supporting Catholic activities and initiatives (especially those that strengthen the Church and aid the poor).
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The National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched Neighborhoods of Hope (NOH), an effort to tackle poverty at the community level. The program will enhance and maximize Vincentian poverty-fighting initiatives already taking place.
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