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Houston has recently endured the catastrophic events of Hurricane Harvey – yet together we will stand strong. Unfortunately, natural disasters take more time to recover from than most anticipate. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will address the immediate needs – such as clothing, food, and medical supplies - but we also walk alongside the victims of the flooding to ensure a full recovery. The needs of people and families WILL continue. It is going to be a long road to recovery, but we will be there every step of the way.
Through our House in a Box® Program we provide new household items for families who have lost everything as a result of natural disasters and who are forced into situational poverty. The “House in a Box®” gives dignity to families in crisis as it gives them a new start and fresh start. The program is scalable to the size of the family and starts at $2,500 for a family of 4.*Each “Box” includes all brand new items: beds (mattress, boxspring, frame), dressers, linens for each bed, sofa, dining table and chairs, kitchen utensils, glassware, pots and pans, and much more.
The program is at no cost to the SVDP Conference or the friend in need. We take care of the necessary home furnishings so that the family can focus on other needs that still need to be addressed. Each House in a Box is distributed via our 50,000 square foot Vincentian Services Center. This location acts as a “hub” in the event of a local disaster and has the capacity to store and distribute supplies effectively to the community in need.
We are collaborating with other organizations and parishes to offer emergency relief and recovery for our neighbors in need who have been impacted by the recent flooding.
Thank you for considering a donation to help our neighbors regain their self-sufficiency and dignified living.