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St. Vincent de Paul appeals for blankets from Seattle sports fans & community as cold weather hits
As many people bundle up to go to the Husky Men's Basketball or Seahawk games today, St. Vincent de Paul needs blankets to keep the homeless from freezing & help needy households suffering from extended unemployment.
By: St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County
St. Vincent de Paul is collecting blankets at the UW Men's Basketball game today (vs. Oregan State Beavers 3:30pm start) and at local St. Vincent de Paul stores this week. One blanket can warm one heart of a neighbor in need. Financial donations will be accepted too and can also be made online at www.svdpseattle.org.
"Providing a blanket can keep someone from freezing to death in bitter, cold weather, help a homeless person with bedding for moving off the streets, or help a child keep warm in a family going through tough times. One Blanket can Warm a Heart," says Andre de Klaver, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King County.
St. Vincent de Paul guarantees you will be part of winning team of compassion and caring for our homeless and needy. Drop off a blanket or make a donation to help Warm a Needy Heart.
St. Vincent de Paul has 53 all-volunteer groups who make home visits to help the needy in Seattle and King County and more than 100 such groups throughout Western Washington. Other St. Vincent de Paul programs provide additional help and hope to homeless and needy neighbors. The 2-1-1 Community Information Line refers more people to St. Vincent de Paul than any other agency in 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, case management program, thrift stores and more.