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Parish Recovery Assistance Center

“Never forget that the devotion of the heart, which we have to have, is only expressed when it explodes and spills out into outreach for those in any form of need. -His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo”

Our Parish Recovery Assistance Center at St. Leo the Great is staying busy despite it being almost 3 weeks since Hurricane Harvey! This just goes to show how long of a recovery it is going to be for our Houston … more

 
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Vincentian Services Center becomes a HUB for Harvey Relief

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10”

Wednesday September 13th was a busy day for staff and Duchesne volunteers at our warehouse! Due to the immense need after Hurricane Harvey, we have been providing necessary items such as fresh food, cleaning supplies, diapers and much more to … more

 
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P-RAC Resource Centers Opening throughout Houston

“Rebuilding Lives After the Storm”

SVDP Disaster Services is partnering with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to learn how to best run our P-RAC’s (Parish Recovery Assistance Center).  They are a holistic community based approach to helping families immediately after disaster hits and will … more

 
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Roanoke Catholic Seniors Raise Funds for Hurricane Survivors

“I’m so proud of what they are accomplishing, and I hope they are able to see the fruit of their hard work by helping families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”

Roanoke’s Senior class orchestrated a donation drive beginning on September 1st for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s “House in a Box” Program – which assists Houston families in re-furnishing their homes after they have lost their belongings to the flooding.  Every … more

 
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Christ the Redeemer Coat Drive

“I needed clothes and you clothed me”

As temperatures dropped and coats flew off the shelves of our two resale shops, God’s Providence shined down on the Society in the form of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. “Wrap Yourself in Love” was Christ the Redeemer’s parish wide … more

 
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Jayme, School Volunteer

“I liked how we wrapped up gifts for the kids and how we organized the clothes by sections. I would be really glad to go back and do more exciting things.”
 
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Ann, SVdP Donor

“Just wanted to let you know that the guys came this morning to pick up the furniture. They were awesome. Did a great job. Hard to see my stuff go but so glad to know someone else will use it. Thank you for all your help”
 
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Marcia, Vincentian

“It’s much more than just volunteer work. It is really a calling.”

Marcia came to the States from Trinidad in 1980. She had always felt a tug at her heart to serve the poor. After attending her parish for two years, she approached the other members of SVdP and inquired about being … more