St. Vincent de Paul is in need of help as they are looking to raise support for its shelters through the “100 Days of Summer” initiative.
The nonprofit receives the least donations during the summer months. Sadly, it is also the time when the nonprofit need the most help from the community.
Because of the extreme heat, the organization has transformed its dining hall near 3rd Avenue and Watkins Road into an emergency shelter. From now until the end of September, the location opens up to those in need and roughly 200 people experiencing homelessness can sleep every night inside with air conditioning.
“If there was an empty space we absolutely wanted to make sure people could sleep inside in the a/c,” said Marisol Saldivar with St. Vincent de Paul.
St. Vincent de Paul is in need of sunscreen, hats, Pedialyte hydration packets, bottles of water and other items.
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