Monday, October 10, 2011

Society receives special award from Catholic Charities

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Council of Los Angeles was honored on October 7 by Most Reverend Oscar A. Solis, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Catholic Charities, San Pedro Pastoral Region, for its outstanding service to the poor and vulnerable of our community.

Society President Claire Padama and Society Executive Director David Fields accepted the award from Bishop Solis, while Padama gave a short PowerPoint presentation about St. Vincent de Paul's local outreach.

The special event - An Evening with Angels - was held at The Reef on the Water in Long Beach and included a silent auction, photos with Bishop Solis, entertainment and dinner. Anna Totta, regional director of Catholic Charities, introduced the Society.

Thank you Catholic Charities for the generous recognition. With God's grace, both St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities will continue to help improve the quality of life for families and individuals in need.

Photo: Bishop Solis (r) shakes David Fields hand as Claire Padama looks on during the award presentation.

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