Showing posts from August, 2012
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FEATURED IN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK SHOOTSt. Vincent de Paul Drivers Ricardo Topete and Johnny Marin provided a home pickup for an OWN Oprah Winfrey Network series, Home Made Simple, hosted by Paige Davis, formerly of TLC's Trading Spaces. Our drivers joined the reality TV crew for a shoot in Northridge, California, August 29, 2012 about a family home's makeover in over 100 degree heat. "A real meaningful daily pickup," said Marin.


Vincentians from San Gabriel, South San Fernando, Ventura and Our Lady of the Angels Districts participated in Ozanam Orientation at St. Finbar Catholic Church in Burbank, California, August 25, 2012. The training was lead by Council of Los Angeles' Susana Santana, Ron Mulvihill and John De La Fontaine.

On Saturday, August 18, 2012, representatives of St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church visited the Circle V Ranch Camp in the Santa Ynez Valley and presented a $10,000 donation check to Camp representatives of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Council, operators of the Camp. The donation was a portion of funds raised at the 3rd Annual St. Mark’s Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fines Wines on July 28, 2012, and are designated for camp scholarships known as “camperships” to send Santa Ynez Valley area children to the Circle V Ranch Camp in the summer of 2013.

The Rev. Dr. Randall Day, St. Mark’s Priest & Rector remarked, “It is no secret that your friends at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church hold your work at Circle V Ranch Camp in the highest regard. You have, and you meet, an important challenge—compassionately instilling hope in children and…
Gerry Ferraro Moreno, of Oxnard, receives applause from state Sen. Tony Strickland and members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul during a recent awards luncheon in her honor. 
Oxnard Resident Honored with Saint's Award - Ventura County Star
Growing up in an Italian family in Lincoln Heights, Gerry Ferraro Moreno never gave a second thought to helping neighbors in need.

"Whether it was sharing food from the garden, homemade wine, helping fix a fence ... we used to walk to the St. Vincent de Paul store at Five Points in Lincoln Heights," recalled Moreno, of Oxnard, and now retired. "My family would call them when there were usable discards they might need."

Moreno's current charitable involvements include supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society's efforts to help homeless and displaced individuals with housing in Ventura County.

"They need to raise funds for this endeavor," said Moreno, who has been involved in fundraising …

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Gerry Moreno Gets Society's Saints Award

The Society's Saints Awardfor community serviceand advocacy for the poorwas presented to Gerry Moreno of OxnardFriday, August 19, 2012, by Executive Director David Fields at La Dolce Vita, an Oxnard restaurant owned by Gerry's daughter Michelle. State Senator Tony Strickland also presented Gerry with a certificate of thanks from the California State Senate. Gerry was joined by daughter Cathie, Oxnard community leaders, friends and St. Vincent de Paul staff. Gerry, a 39-year Oxnard resident, owned a gormet food store and cafe on Oxnard's Hollywood Beach. 

Join us Thursday, August 9 at the Downtown LA Artwalk!

St. Vincent de Paul's Glamour to Go traveling boutique will once again be there showing off vintage clothes, shoes, jewelry, and knickknacks. Visit us on Spring St. in the Food Truck Lot.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Welcomes Kolping Youth Camp

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is pleased to welcome visitors from the Kolping Youth Camp. Kolping is an international Catholic organization which combats poverty and helps hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The group of German youth is here to help in a re-organization project at St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Store in Los Angeles. Many of the young men and women have been traveling around the globe volunteering at schools, hospitals, and homeless shelters. They all agree that it is a great way to meet new people with the same ideology while improving the lives of those in need. It is a great short term mission for those who do not have the time to commit to longer projects. They will spend 19 days in Los Angeles hoping to gain new philanthropic experiences through social work, family interaction, and activities with the homeless, as well as getting a little siteseeing in.