St. Vincent de Paul St. Joseph Conference assists area residents 24/7
Lincoln St. Vincent de Paul Conference, in existence since November 2003, helps area residents in need.
“In our 15 years of existence, the Lincoln SVdP Conference has served 41,403 clients and has spent $1,371,654 in meeting the needs of the communities of Lincoln, Wheatland, Sheridan and Nicolaus, which is heavily sponsored by the parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lincoln,” said St. Vincent de Paul’s grant writer Ron Morin.
The Lincoln St. Vincent de Paul Conference has a 24/7 hotline (916-645-7201) that any resident can call if they need help with food, rent, utilities, clothes or furniture. A home visit team of two St. Vincent de Paul members determines the needs of each family.
If food is needed, Walmart food cards of various denominations are given to the client, depending on the family’s size.
To date, St. Vincent de Paul has spent $136,250 in procuring food cards from Walmart to give to clients.
Walmart has given four grants to the organization to help feed those in need.
“(Walmart manager) Don Kolstrup is well aware of the need in our community, and is very cooperative and generous with the SVdP conference to help feed and serve the poor,” Morin said.