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1,000 HOMES CAMPAIGN & THE SOCIETY

ST. VINCENT'S FAMILY HOUSING VALENTINES

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OLD MISSION SANTA INES VISITS L.A. COUNCIL

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Old Mission Santa Ines Conference in Solvang of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul visited the Los Angeles council Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, for a tour of the administrative offices, thrift store and Skid Row's Cardinal Manning Center housing homeless men.  Thank you for visiting from Solvang!

UNIVISION AT L.A. STORE - 4:30 AM!

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Univision T.V. network came to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' L.A. thrift store at 4:30 a.m. this morning to shoot live news segments intermittently for two hours highlighting Los Angeles School District's student volunteers' efforts this Saturday to help the homeless in our area. Assistant executive director Susana Santana was interviewed by Univision reporter Cecelia Bogran on the Society's efforts to help the impoverished. Also interviewed were two homeless women the Society is helping to find housing and furniture: Monica and Maria. Hopefully the Univision audience is more informed as to the plight of the homeless .
Photos: (Top) Cecilia Bogran, Susana Santana and students (Bottom) Vincentians Sara Magee and Adrian Dena assist Monica, to the right, with housing and furniture.  Happy shopping Monica!

MELANCONS' GIFT TO THE CMC CLEANS UP

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Paul and Nadine Melancon made a generous gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' Cardinal Manning Center (CMC) on Skid Row in Los Angeles: a brand new washer and dryer set to replace old, poorly functioning units. The ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing of the units was Thursday,  January 30, 2014 with Nadine Melancon attending the opening. She was presented with a Thank You Gift bamboo plant in the shape of a heart from the CMC staff to remind Nadine and Paul of the CMC's gratitude. Thank you Paul and Nadine!

Photos: (Top) Society staff and Rev. Pedro Villarroya join Nadine in cutting the ribbon (Bottom) Society executive director David Fields, Nadine Melancon and board president Claire Padama.