SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL TRUMBULL COUNTY, INC

SERVING WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY AND NORTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY

AMOUNT DONATED: $1,800

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been providing practical, emergency safety-net services to Trumbull County residents in need for more than 90 years. We work one-on-one with those suffering, regardless of race or creed, to bridge the spiritual, emotional and material gaps in their lives through home visits provided by caring volunteers; groundbreaking initiatives like the Sleep Soundly program; network of 4 local food pantries, area thrift store and furniture bank. SVDP is a network of neighbors, inspired by Gospel values, working to build a more just world through personal relationships with, and service to, people in need.

While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.

Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

*Daily Meal Service: SVdP is the only area organization providing daily hot, home-cooked meals six days per week to those in need. Our dedicated volunteer groups provide curbside carryout meals for nearly 300 people daily – more than 6000 meals each month.

*Food Pantry: Four area pantries provide weekly meal boxes filled with essential food items such as meat, pantry staples, produce and dairy items for qualifying residents.

*Sleep Soundly: Provides new, factory-fresh bed sets to area neighbors unable to afford basic necessities - such as a clean bed to sleep in. Primary beneficiaries include homeless veterans, recent prisoner re-integration clients, reunited families coming out of drug rehabilitation/recovery, and other low-income adults/families.

*Furniture/Home Goods Voucher: Free or low-cost furniture and home goods for those in crisis situations. SVdP Furniture Bank provides clients high quality furniture with free delivery.

*ID Acquisition: Assists clients with funding and procurement of state id card, birth certificate, driver’s license and other necessary documents to help clients break out of the poverty cycle and begin to rebuild their lives.

*Rent/Mortgage Assistance: Provides funding to assist families and elderly facing eviction or foreclosure – allowing them to remain in their homes while working through immediate financial crises.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

The economic fallout from COVID-19 has led to exponential demand for our emergency services. Clients with food insecurity needs have increased 107% since February. The large number of area unemployed/under-employed workers has led to unprecedented requests for rent/mortgage assistance. Applications have quadrupled as hundreds of area residents are at immediate risk of eviction – numbers likely to rise as the crisis drags on. Increased demand due to accelerated prisoner, mental health and drug rehabilitation releases have depleted funds for bedding and furniture vouchers. We need your help to continue helping our neighbors rebuild their lives with dignity and respect.

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7 West State Street, Suite 301
Sharon PA, 16146

724.981.5882