The Society of St. Vincent de Paul recently received a $12,500 grant from the Green River Area Community Foundation through the United Way of the Ohio Valley. The grant is to be used for clients seeking help with rent and utilities in Daviess County.
To date, the St. Vincent de Paul Central District has received $112,500 in COVID-19 grant monies. These grants were in addition to the funds the Central District provides to neighbors in need.
“The need in Daviess County is sometimes overwhelming, as many are still waiting to return to work and/or to receive their unemployment,” said Central District President Faye May. “We are receiving requests from neighbors who have never needed or requested assistance before.”
She added: “We want to continue to serve our neighbors in need and grants such as these are sincerely appreciated. The need for assistance with rent and utilities has increased in recent months and will remain in high demand as the moratorium on evictions ends and the weather turns colder.”
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Western Kentucky serves 32 counties assisting with food, clothing, shelter, utility bills, transportation, medicine, rent, and other immediate needs regardless of religious belief, gender, race, political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
Their goal is to address the root causes of systemic poverty while helping individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. To learn more about The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and how to help, visit their website at svdpwesternky.org.