This year marks a milestone for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul here in the Diocese of Cleveland, as we are celebrating 150 years of helping the people in our community who need it the most.
You might even know some of the folks that we help . . .
* The lonely grandmother on a fixed income who often must choose between eating a meal or buying her prescription medication.
* The hard-working family down the street, who can’t afford to buy food at the end of the month because the parents’ meager hourly, combined incomes don’t cover expenses beyond rent, utilities and one week’s worth of food.
* Or maybe it’s your neighbor, who for no fault of his own, lost his job and is struggling as best as he can to makes ends meet until he lands another position.
Since 1865, people have turned to SVDP Cleveland for help when there was no place else to turn. And we have been able to help and heal them, thanks to the work of our dedicated volunteers and the financial support of compassionate individuals and civic-minded organizations in the community.
This Sesquicentennial year, we celebrate the tremendous work of our volunteers during these past 150 years, while at the same time seeking new opportunities to expand our outreach so that we can have an even greater impact. I welcome you to partner with us in this effort, whether it be through your talent, time or treasure.
In the Spirit of St. Vincent de Paul,
John Litten, Executive Director