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Holiday Food: Giving, Getting

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Volunteers
Date: Friday, November 13 2015
Watch for signature turkeys, available for $1 each at St. Vinnie's retail stores.

Every year St. Vincent de Paul gathers about 2,500 food boxes for the holidays and distributes them with help from its volunteer conferences. Each box contains a frozen turkey or ham plus all the fixings for a nourishing meal on the holiday and beyond. For households that rely on school breakfast and lunch programs to help feed children, the holidays can mean lean times. But the holiday food box, with its supplemental protein, helps fill the void. 

More Homeless, New Sites Drive Need For Egan Volunteers

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, Egan Warming Center, Volunteers
Author: Paul Neville
Date: Wednesday, November 11 2015
Egan Warming Center sites shelter homeless adults overnight during periods of extreme cold.

With a recent surge in Eugene-Springfield area’s homeless population, the Egan Warming Center has an urgent need for volunteers to help staff and operate the shelters that provide homeless people with a safe place to sleep indoors when temperatures drop below 30 degrees between Nov. 15 and March 31.

Housing Is Critical Step to Veteran Stability

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Environment, Recycling, Self-Sufficiency, Veterans, Volunteers
Author: Paul Neville
Date: Tuesday, November 10 2015
VHP renovates houses for those who've served our country.

In communities across the nation, a concerted and long-overdue effort is underway to house homeless veterans. Locally, that effort has taken the form of federally funded programs administered by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County. These programs are not only helping veterans to leave the streets, but are keeping them permanently housed and stabilizing the lives of others who are in danger of losing their homes.

Carl’s Jr., Real Estate Group Donate to Vet Housing

Author: Paul Neville
Date: Monday, November 9 2015
Eugene Realtors Young Professionals Network representatives present their $2,000 check to VHP co-founder Jon Ruiz.

In a fitting Veterans Day salute to local military vets, Carl’s Jr. and the Eugene Realtors Young Professionals Network presented donations to the Veterans’ Housing Project in a ceremony at one of the organization’s latest housing projects on Green Lane off River Road. The presentations were made as VHP volunteers put the finishing touches on a home that will soon provide affordable housing to returning military veterans. The “LTD home,” donated by the Lane Transit District, is set for completion by Dec. 1. 

A Moment In Time Makes Memories, Money

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
Date: Friday, November 6 2015
Studio 5 was drenched in St. Vinnie's crimson for A Moment In time.

About 300 people took A Moment In Time to support First Place Family Center on Oct. 22, filling the event’s new venue with enthusiasm and generosity totaling more than $100,000. Arriving guests were treated to the elegant sounds of Marist Strings as they sipped beverages and roamed among nearly 100 silent and super-silent auction offerings. Auctioneer Sid Voorhees and New Country 93’s Tracy Berry poured their hearts into the cause of compassion and practical help for the more than 500 families that turn to First Place each year. Bidders responded generously, taking home Coast trips, party meals, and a memorable staycation in the heart of Eugene.

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