Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance to many needy families in the community by providing food and other forms of assistance when possible.  From 2019 to 2021, an average of 3,332 families consisting of 8,965 individuals were fed each year. During this same time period, utility assistance was provided to an average of 254 families or 751 individuals each year. In addition, the Society provides disaster relief, rent assistance, temporary housing, temporary transportation and other items. Volunteer opportunities are available to all members of the parish.  The society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Corley Conference Room - Ministries and Administration Building.

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Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually - by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering - in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.  As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level.  Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic rule.  Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice.  The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

To File a Program Complaint

  • If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Food Pantry

Local Officers: 

 

Range of activities:

  • Pantry: distribution of food

  • Home Deliveries: food

  • Limited Assistance with Utility bills

  • Assistance to Parishioners with special needs

 

We accept requests for help with Dominion Energy bills only --

IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

 

Location:

  • The basement of the Church Building  (Blossom Street side - rear of building.)

 

Distribution Hours:

  • EVERY Wednesday from

         8:30 - 11:30 AM

Utilities HELP LINE: 803.799.0761

Hours:  The phone line is open on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:45-6:30 p.m. 

 

Utility assistance is limited to Dominion Energy assistance and requires (a) we have not assisted the person in the last six (6) months, (b) the person is facing a disconnect notice and (c) the electrical service is with Dominion Energy.  

 

After Hours: a phone message indicates if funds are available and announces the pantry hours, and the next time requests for financial aid will be taken.