Entries by Natalie Schrimpf

I Never Thought That I Would Need Help

  Lynardo’s Story Lynardo never saw it coming. “It was like a lightning bolt out of the blue!” This is how he describes the shocking moment he found himself homeless and hungry for the first time in his life. Before this time, Lynardo and his wife of 43 years had been living for more than three […]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Woodland Food Center Receives Greater Cleveland Food Bank Bag of Hope Award

NEWS RELEASE August 22, 2016 Media Contact: Natalie Schrimpf 216.696.6525 x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org CLEVELAND – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), Diocese of Cleveland, was honored recently by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for its commitment to hunger relief in Cleveland’s impoverished Central neighborhood. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank presented SVDP’s Woodland […]

SVDP Launches Pilot Early Reading Program at its Woodland Pantry

NEWS RELEASE February 17, 2016 Media Contact:  Natalie Schrimpf 216.696.6525 x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org (Cleveland, OH) — In an effort to combat generational poverty in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, one of the city’s most impoverished communities, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is piloting a new early reading program to introduce the power of books and the […]

SVDP Cleveland Spreads Holiday Love with Turkey Giveaway

  Cleveland 19 News (WOIO) December 16, 2015 CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cleveland is helping offset costs of Christmas dinner for at least 1,000 families. Hundreds showed up to Boys and Girls parking lot on East 59th Street Wednesday to receive a frozen turkey and five-pound bags of potatoes, both free of charge… […]

St. Vincent de Paul Society Woodland Food Pantry and Fortney & Weygandt to Distribute 1,000 Christmas Turkeys to the Poor, Wednesday, December 16

NEWS RELEASE November 30, 2015 Media Contact: Natalie Schrimpf 216.696.6525 x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org   (Cleveland, OH)  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocese of Cleveland will distribute 1,000 frozen turkeys and five-pound bags of potatoes on Wednesday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m. while supplies last to needy residents in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, thanks […]

Blessing in Disguise for Former Larwill Resident

The Daily Record July 29, 2015 WOOSTER — “That trailer park shutting down was a blessing,” said former Larwill Mobile Home Park resident Electa Hupp, after reflecting on her time in the community and her subsequent departure. Hupp, just like all park residents, was effectively evicted from the property July 6 when Wooster shut off […]

St. Vincent de Paul Society Client to Throw First Pitch at June 24 Cleveland vs. Detroit Baseball Game

NEWS RELEASE June 9, 2015 Media Contact:  Natalie Schrimpf 216.696.6525 x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org   St. Vincent de Paul Society Client to Throw First Pitch at June 24 Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Game (Cleveland, OH)  Each year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cleveland helps thousands of Northeast Ohio residents in need with […]

They’re all in for a truly meaningful cause

Crain’s Cleveland Business June 6, 2015 A battle is unfolding to see whether the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Golden State Warriors are the better basketball team, but another spirited competition is emerging between the Rust Belt and the San Francisco Bay area. Nonprofits from Cleveland and the Bay area are squaring off to see whose […]