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Local Non-Profit Distributes 5,000 Blankets to Homeless PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 November 2014 09:24

By Colin Mayfield, WLKY News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Blanket Louisville continued to spread warmth across the city Saturday morning for its 11th year. “Was a service project for kids, and ended up turning into this tremendous need that we weren't even aware of when we initially began the project,” said Kathy Fehder, director of Blanket Louisville.

Heading into Thanksgiving it’s always a good lesson to be reminded of what we're thankful for. Fehder says it's that warm feeling that brought almost 100 volunteers together to spread warmth to the city’s homeless on Saturday. “An effort that is here to let everyone know their life has worth,” said Fehder.

Blanket Louisville has spread over 70,000 blankets with the help of local churches, businesses, and organizations that collect blankets for the homeless. Hoping to warm bodies and warm hearts, a motorcade lead by Jefferson County sheriff deputies stopped around Louisville shelters to bring a smile and a blanket. “Each of them will get anywhere from 200 to 300. Some don't need that many, but they might call in December or January,” said Fehder.

“These are someone’s children; they are someone’s father, mother, daughter, son. Whatever their reason for becoming homeless, this is one way to know that they are helping to know their worth,” she said.

Linda Romine, director of communication with St. Vincent, told WLKY the winter months are especially harsh and blankets make all the difference. “Just think about the comfort and warmth that a blanket provides,” said Romine.

“Have a safe warm shelter to come into at night and get in from the cold, but a blanket you can curl up with and get a good night sleep. That means a lot to a person on the street,” she said.

Since the beginning Fehder says community involvement was small. But since then she's amazed every day at how much one person can make a difference.

“It’s incredible at how many people have come on board, people just love it because it’s something simple for most people to do but a great need out there,” said Fehder. Blanket Louisville has other community collection drives. For more information on Blanket Louisville, head over to wlky.com or www.blanketlouisville.org.

 
Santa Shop is Dec. 21st PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00

This year's annual Santa Shop has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in our new Family Success Center, 1029 S. Preston St.

Want to help? Here's our Wish List! pdf Santa_Shop_Wish_List_2014indd.pdf

 
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St. Vincent de Paul | LouisvilleIf you or someone you know is homeless and needs help with housing, call (502) 301-8681. Print our 2014 Housing Application.

If you need other help, such as food, clothing, or assistance paying utility bills, call (502) 584-2480, ext. 282 or ext. 345.

St. Vincent de Paul conducts business in accordance with federal and local fair housing laws. We do not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, familial status, or sexual orientation.

 
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We are located just a few blocks south of East Broadway between Kentucky and St. Catherine streets in downtown Louisville.

1015-C South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40203

(502) 584-2480

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