Catholic Church joins the recovery effort

Society of St. Vincent de Paul issues a press release in response to the flooding and storm damage.

Who: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVDP) has boots on the ground to provide a strong response to the disaster situation in the flood-affected communities. We are serving all affected counties in Central Texas. SSVDP, Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Austin help all those in need regardless of their faith tradition.

What: SSVDP is providing assistance to Red Cross cases with intake, emergency and basic needs, emergency hygiene and food kits, (see attached document for emergency relief kits specifics) and long term assistance, including our House In a Box ® program. At this time, we have local volunteer groups established at 12 of the 13 communities affected by the floods.

How to Help: SSVDP's immediate need is for cash donations to fund the House in a Box ® Program (HIB), and we need prepackaged Emergency Relief Kits – see attached document for specifics.

Where: Hygiene and food kits, cash/check donations, etc. (specifically marked: for SSVDP/Disaster Response) can be dropped off in care of our Catholic Church conferences at:

  • St. Mary Catholic Church, 14711 RR 12, Wimberley, TX 78676
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 624 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 312 Lockhart St, Martindale, TX 78655
  • Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1100 Main Street, Buda, TX 78610
  • St. Anthony Catholic Church, 801 N. Burleson St., Kyle, TX 78640
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 1520 N. Railroad Ave., Pflugerville, TX 78660
  • St. John Catholic Church, 315 E. Travis, Luling, TX 78648
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1300 Old Hwy. 20 (Loop 212 off Hwy. 290 East), Manor, TX 78653
  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 26160 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church, 205 W. Pecan, Lockhart, TX 78644
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2500 Limmer Loop, Hutto, TX 78634
  • St. Paul Catholic Church, 204 Mills St., Smithville, TX 78957
  • SVDP Council Office – 7801 N. Lamar Suite D101 Austin, TX 78752 M – TH 9 – 4. (North Austin Headquarters)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Vintage Boutique and Thrift Store, 1327 S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704 M-Sat 9:30 – 5:30 (Central Austin Headquarters)
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