Posted by The Record on April 3, 2013 in Editorials & Commentary
A little less than three years ago the Society of St. Vincent de Paul began a remarkable effort to transform a decaying part of downtown Louisville.
It was on Nov. 11, 2010, that ground was first broken on the $10.6 million project that the society’s executive director, Ed Wnorowski, called an “out of the box” effort for St. Vincent de Paul.
Out of the box or not, the project to essentially transform an entire city block is working. The block, surrounded by Preston and Jackson streets on the west and east and by Kentucky and St. Catherine streets on the north and south, has been the scene of earth-moving, brick-laying, hammering and painting and everything else that goes hand-in-hand with such an effort.
New housing units have been built on the block’s northeast corner and on the south side of the block where St. Catherine St. curves like an unattended water hose. There is also housing for clients with disabilities and a building to house women who are trying to leave homelessness in the rear view mirror.
Children who live at St. Vincent de Paul were encouraged to draw pictures of what their dream playgrounds would look like when representatives from KaBOOM! and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group visited the Open Hand Kitchen last Tuesday afternoon. Their drawings will be incorporated into the final design for a new community playground to be […]
From WHAS11.comMarch 31, 2013 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An estimated 250 people were served a warm Easter meal at St. Vincent De Paul’s Open Hand Kitchen Sunday. The annual feast was free and opened to everyone in the community. The soup kitchen serves hot meals every day of the week to men, women and children in […]