Cancelled: Friends of the Poor Walk

September 8, 2017

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Due to disaster relief, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has decided to cancel the Friends of the Poor Walk to focus on serving those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. 

 This walk relies heavily upon the participation of our 60 Conferences and volunteers who are now actively involved and vital to the success of our relief efforts.  This has been a devastating disaster and our current priority is rebuilding our city of Houston. With your support, the Society will continue to assist those in need in our community, just as we’ve been doing since 1871.  

Together, we will strengthen our friends in need and help them find hope.


August 29, 2017

To our generous Houston community,

We are grateful for your thoughts, prayers, and offers of assistance. At this time Houston is still an active disaster site and first responders are still conducting water rescues in nearby neighborhoods. Until the water recedes, we are unable to assess our distribution locations and evaluate them.
We ask that you remain patient and offer help and service to your community – be there for your neighbors. Many in our own back yards may be in need of assistance. As soon as we are ready to mobilize we will post opportunities for service with SVDP.

Thank you for all you have done already for your community and please check back for updates. We will play an integral part in helping Houston get back on it’s feet – as we have done previously in times of great need. Your support is so important to us. Stay #Houstonstrong!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

FEMA Shares Hurricane Harvey Resources for Texas Survivors, Volunteers

August 29, 2017

If you were affected by Hurricane Harvey, you can apply for federal assistance at, or visit  the FEMA page for additonal resources (LINK) and you can register for FEMA here (LINK). Registering also helps connect you to other resources.

Greater-Houston-after-the-storm – Step by Step guide from the United Way


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