The outpouring of prayers and support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey has been inspiring. Thank you to all who are living your Christian faith and helping those who are in need.
We have received the following guidance from the St Vincent de Paul Council president Sean Meyers. It is important to note that St Vincent de Paul is NOT a first responder organization, rather, we are in it for the long haul and to help people as they transition from this crisis.
The immediate need is money. For those who are able, please donate to the SVdP Disaster Relief efforts.
In addition to monetary donations, the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Plano (3305 N Central Expressway #280) is a designated collection center for the Hurricane Harvey evacuees in the Dallas area shelters. If you have items to donate, this is a great place to bring them where they can be sorted and brought to the centers as needed. Please do not bring items directly to the shelters as they do not have the resources or room to take them.
The Thrift Store also needs volunteers to help with sorting items being donated. The Thrift Stores are open 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays. To volunteer, please go online to svdpdallas.org and complete the volunteer application. Anyone volunteering should wear closed toed shoes.
Please note: If you wish to donate items, the Thrift Stores can not accept mattresses, box-springs, TVs or perishable food.