Paul Carmony has been a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Louisville since 1999 and his dedication was recently recognized at WLKY’s 43rd annual Bell Awards. On October 10th, Paul and 11 others were honored for their volunteer service.
Paul’s motivation is simple. “It’s just a place that looks out for people in need. Quite honestly, I think the biggest point was, that I decided when I retired from Humana, that okay, I’ve got time on my hands and I don’t ever want to look back and feel like I wasted the time that God had given me.”
Paul sorts and sizes clothes in a garage that bears his name, behind Simon Hall and the Open Hand Kitchen. The clothes then go to the Clothes Closet where clients can shop and take what they need. Paul loves the work, but it bothers him to see so many people in need. “It’s just that I want to help them out as much as I can.”
In addition to the Clothes Closet, Paul volunteers at our annual Santa Shop and is affectionately known as the “General” of the event.
Thanks to the Republic Bank Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul Louisville will receive a $500 grant in Paul’s name.
You can watch the full Bell Awards event at wlky.com/bell-awards.
Congratulations to Paul and all of this year’s Bell Award winners. It’s volunteers like Paul that make St. Vincent de Paul Louisville such a special place.