By Nancy Naughton
SVDP Associate Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul recently received bequests from two women who were sisters. They died within a few months of each other. Both of these women felt strongly about supporting St. Vincent de Paul’s work with the poor and homeless of their community. The impact of their decision will make a life-changing difference in the lives of many men, women and children for years to come.
Helping someone become self-sufficient and providing them with the ability to make contributions through their time and talent is a gift that truly keeps on giving. It not only helps people in need achieve a more fulfilling life, but they, in turn, touch the lives of other individuals as they move forward.
Many ofthe people helped by St. Vincent de Paul come back to campus to lend their support. A man came to Ozanam Inn, St. Vincent de Paul’s shelter for homeless men, delivering pizzas for all the residents. He stayed to share in the camaraderie that followed, and he also shared his story with our residents. He had been helped by SVDP’s Ozanam Inn years before. The case management team helped him get back on his feet and he went on to a very successful career.
In Louisvilleon business, he decided to stop by Ozanam Inn to bring dinner and encouragement. You can imagine the lives he influenced that night. Very simply put, your gifts of time, talent or treasure – big or small – change lives. Please continue to remember St. Vincent de Paul in your giving plans. We will be good stewards of your kindness and sacrifice.
To make a cash donation to St. Vincent de Paul, please contact Nancy Naughton at(502) 301-8682; firstname.lastname@example.org.