SVDP awards to help needy
ST. LOUIS—Some residents of Denver and Littleton in need will get help with food and other necessities thanks to $4,000 in grants from the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
The money is part of the organization’s Friends of the Poor grant program, and will be disbursed by the society’s conferences at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Denver and St. Mary Parish in Littleton.
The society this year will distribute $80,000 in grants through the program around the country. Grant applications are reviewed and awarded on a regional basis.
Funding comes from the general public and the society’s 141,000 members in the United States, and is targeted to specific needs in each community that are above and beyond those available to the organization’s conferences.
One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of more than 770,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 149 countries on five continents.