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St. Vincent de Paul Society mounts drive for storm victims

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U.S. flag stands near destroyed car outside Oklahoma elementary school destroyed in massive tornado
A U.S. flag stands May 21 near a destroyed car in the rubble outside the Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Okla., after a massive tornado struck the previous day. The tornado touched down outside Oklahoma City leaving a 20-mile path of death and destruction. (CNS photo/Richard Rowe, Reuters)

Press Release

CINCINNATI – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking for help in bringing relief to the residents of Moore, Okla. following the devastation of Monday’s tornado. St. Vincent de Paul volunteers living in the affected area are already on the ground giving relief to their neighbors who have been impacted by the storm. We are asking for financial donations to directly support those local volunteers in their efforts.

St. Vincent de Paul is also collecting personal care items and toiletries, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, blankets and baby care products. We are partnering with Matthew 25 Ministries to deliver these items to the affected area.

Here’s how you can help:

Make a financial donation online at www.SVDPcincinnati.org or by calling 513-421-HOPE (4673).

Donate personal care items, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, blankets and baby care products at any St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store location or at our West End Outreach Center. Visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org for locations.

Spread the word to friends and family who are looking for ways to help volunteers working on the ground in the affected area.

“Our prayers go out to the victims of the storm,” said Liz Carter, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. “We are always grateful for the giving spirit of our own community. We encourage everyone to support the relief efforts through prayers and through giving.”

For more information on St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati’s relief efforts contact Eric Young, community relations manager, at 513-614-1943.

About St. Vincent de Paul The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) has been helping Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County residents in need with the basic necessities of life for more than 140 years. The organization works personally with those in need, regardless of race or creed, to bridge the spiritual, emotional and material gaps in their lives through home visits provided by neighborhood-based volunteer groups, and groundbreaking initiatives like the Charitable Pharmacy as well as our network of seven food pantries and seven thrift stores and donation centers across Cincinnati. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to be a leading community service organization, recently recognized as a One Award Finalist, by The Better Business Bureau (BBB) as a Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics winner and by The CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber of Commerce as Non-Profit of the Year. For more information visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org.


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