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  • Writer's pictureSociety of St. Vincent de Paul Houston

When a Friend Passes

Several months ago, an elderly man arrived at the Society Food Pantry at St. Matthias Catholic Church requesting help with food and a utility bill. He completed an application and was approved for bi-monthly food assistance and payment of a pending water bill to avoid a service disconnect.

As our Vincentians were loading the food into his car, they noticed that Jimmy was having a lot of trouble with his balance, almost falling several times. Our Vincentians discussed this with Jimmy and learned that he had severe back and neck issues and was scheduled for two operations to address the problems. Our Vincentians were concerned with Jimmy’s ability to drive and suggested that they would make home deliveries. Jimmy was thrilled and thankful for the service.