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Taste The 2014 District Council Retreat

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Homeless Aid, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Jobs, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Tuesday, July 22 2014

The 2014 District Council Retreat beckoned about 30 volunteers from the valley to Oakridge for a gathering at St. Michael Catholic Church. They attended Mass, heard updates on the work of St. Vincent de Paul and its impact on Oakridge, and they dined on possibly the best lunch ever. We’ve got the recipes!

Golf Classic Drives Programs For St. Vinnie’s Kids

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Food, Environment, Recycling, Jobs, Self-Sufficiency, Volunteers
Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Tuesday, July 22 2014
2014 Golf Classic poster

Thanks to Ward Insurance, Title Sponsor of St. Vincent de Paul's Golf Classic. Your participation is a “hole in one” for more than 400 kids whose families live in St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing. Sponsor a hole! Muster a foursome. Volunteer your time! We’ll treat you like a pro!

Note To Chuck: Reinvention Accomplished

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Homeless Aid, Staff Stories, Veterans
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Friday, July 18 2014
Chuck Platt amid the freshly trimmed landscape at Mary Skinner Apartments.

After many years of drinking and more than 10 homeless, Chuck Platt resolved to reinvent himself. He made such a dramatic turn that the Vet LIFT representative who interviewed him on Friday didn’t recognize him on Monday, even challenging him at the bike rack as he locked up his own wheels.

School Supplies or Food? Kids Shouldn’t Have to Make That Choice

Categories: Emergency Assistance
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Thursday, July 17 2014
Armed with blankets and lawn furniture, these kids had been waiting since sunup to select their supplies.

Remember how excited you were to get that fresh box of crayons or new backpack for that first day back at school? School supplies provide kids with the tools they need to learn. But imagine your family was struggling to pay for rent, utilities and other basic needs. Compared to food, a notebook might not seem so important. That’s why St. Vincent de Paul provides new school supplies and backpacks to hundreds of local children every year - but we need your help.

Tiny heat pump part of giant change for once-homeless family

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Green Housing, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Environment
Author: Judy Hunt, enews editor
Date: Tuesday, July 15 2014
A touch of the finger is all it takes for Charli Overman to adjust the temperature for daughter Diauna, 11.

Home Comfort of Eugene has installed about 500 ductless heat pumps at housing complexes during the past two years so a recent project at St. Vincent de Paul's Oakwood Manor wasn't out of the ordinary. But the suitcase-size pump and interior output unit has helped transform the lives of the family of an autistic child.

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