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First Place Helps Homeless Families. Your Turn.

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Food, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, April 20 2015

Economic recovery aside, many families with children continue to struggle financially and lose their housing. In Eugene-Springfield, they are not on their own because First Place Family Center is there to help turn things around. Please be there for First Place. Picnic Supper is May 14. Invite family, friends and coworkers. Prepare a meal and enjoy Divisi. Everybody benefits.

Awe Unfolds At Metamorphose

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Environment, Recycling, Staff Stories, Stores, Volunteers
Date: Monday, April 20 2015
Designer Sierah Edwards and model Breanne Vern walk the runway a final time at Metamorphose.

A starts Art, Adoration and Amazing, which makes Metamorphose a triple A event for 2015. A standing-room-only crowd packed the back room of Oregon Wine Lab, surrounded by works of art chosen and re-created by artists of all ages. Persian-style rugs split the venue, forming a colorful runway for the display of fashions created by local designers using textile scraps from the San Francisco fashion district.

St. Helen’s Conference: Helping For Half A Century

Categories: Email Newsletter, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Recycling, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Friday, April 17 2015

People closest to St. Vincent de Paul know its St. Helen Conference volunteers have been at work in Junction City for nearly 60 years, visiting people in their homes as was done by SVdP founder Frederic Ozanam (pictured), and providing quiet assistance. In the early sixties a family facing hard times could make a request from a volunteer at the lawnmower shop then pick up emergency groceries down the street at McKay’s Market.

SSVF outreach seeks veterans without homes

Date: Wednesday, April 15 2015

Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness have advocates at St. Vincent de Paul. Provided with funding from the Veterans Administration and a mandate to end veteran homelessness by 2016, teams of outreach workers and housing specialists are canvassing Lane county for candidates, prospective housing, and camp trailers or lower-end RV's that can be rehabbed for use as housing.

Dealership Overhaul Comes With St. Vinnie’s

Categories: Email Newsletter, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Recycling, Jobs, Staff Stories, Stores
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Tuesday, April 7 2015
Supervised by Meili Construction's Les Biggerstaff (inset), the transformation at 333 Ivy, Junction City, is nearly complete.

The former home of Gibson Motors has gotten an overhaul and will soon be unveiled as the newest place to "Have some fun. Save some money, and do something nice for your neighbors." That's St. Vinnie's at 333 Ivy St., the main drag, in Junction City.

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