Maj. Tom is said to have had few friends when he froze to death in 2008, but he's got a loyal following now. Several dozen trekked to the north end of Blair Blvd. Dec. 18 to remember the veteran whose death awakened the community to the plight of the homeless, especially in deadly cold weather. They represented faith communities, Egan Warming Center staff and volunteers, veterans groups, local government, and a very few of the 300 to 350 homeless adults and youth who utilize the Egan Warming Center.
Beth Wood and the Caldera Songwriters will again turn their talents to treasure in a benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center and the homeless adults and youth it serves. The Songwriters will perform at Tsunami Books on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is on a sliding scale. Please bring donations of cash and/or warm items in adult/youth sizes.
O'Heroes Elijah George and Juwaan Williams are two of hundreds of individuals and organizations who've helped Turkey Drive Chair Betty Snowden drum up the makings of Holiday Food Boxes. Still need a Holiday Food Box or know someone who does? The important thing now is to gather the required information, take it to St. Vinnie’s Social Service Office, and get your ticket. Here are some frequently asked questions…
December is a great time to make a difference in the lives of others. Who will be touched by your generosity? A homeless family? A family struggling to stay in their housing? A veteran making a personal turnaround? Whatever your soft spot, St. Vincent de Paul will use your resources wisely and effectively.