PRLog - Sep. 23, 2010 - (Seattle/Western Washington) Saturday September 25 is a huge day of caring to help neighbors in need struggling in these difficult times. 201 locations across the nation will host St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walks on or near this date. In Western WA, Walk locations include: King Co., Pierce Co., Snohomish Co. and Olympic Peninsula. The Friends of the Poor Walk theme is: Walk a Mile in My Shoes. This is not a race but a time to walk and learn about poverty. All ages welcomed. The Friends of the Poor Walk benefits the local outreach of St. Vincent de Paul. Walkers donations benefit their local parish or council St. Vincent de Paul outreach.
The Seattle/King County location will feature Tony Ventrella, Seattle Seahawks Digital Media Host, and Tom Kobayashi of Seattle, the longest serving St. Vincent de Paul volunteer in the nation—74 years helping the needy. Participants will enjoy music, barbecue and get some exercise. All proceeds will go 100% to help prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more. Seattle online shirt maker Prep Sportswear has donated 1,000 Friends of the Poor T-shirts for attendees.
St. Vincent de Paul is known for its 100 all-volunteer groups in Western WA that make home visits to assess needs and intervene to help a family or individual in crisis. St. Vincent de Paul also runs food banks, food pantries, meal programs, a case management program, thrift stores and other assistance programs. The 2-1-1 Community Information Line refers more people to St. Vincent de Paul than to any other agency in Seattle/King County.
Walk locations in Washington:
• Seattle/King County: John F. Kennedy Catholic High School Track, 140 S. 140th Burien
WA 9/25 9am - noon
• Tacoma/South Sound: Grey Middle School 6229 S. Tyler St. Tacoma 9/25 11am – 1pm
• Everett/North Sound: Archbishop Murphy High School Field, 12911 39th Ave. SE 9/25
9am – noon
• Sequim/Olympic Peninsula: Sequim Senior High Track, 3rd and Fir, Sequim 9/26 1pm –
4pm (this is on Sunday)
“Everyone can make a difference. Bring your family and friends and walk to help neighbors in need. Be part of this national day of caring for the poor,” says Andre de Klaver, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King County.
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St. Vincent de Paul fosters "Compassion in Action" to help neighbors in need in Seattle/King County. We make home visits to assess needs and prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more. We run food banks, meal programs, thrift stores and more.