What happens when you need a friend and there’s no one there? Having no one to turn to in a moment of need is a trying experience for anyone, but especially for the poor.
For nearly two centuries, the poor and needy of the world have found a friend in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This year, on Sept. 26, the Society will hold its annual nationwide Friends of the Poor Walk to celebrate service to the poor and to encourage kindhearted Americans all across the country to become Friends of the Poor too. Pledges made on behalf of registered walkers in a given community will benefit those most in need in that same community.
The St. Philip the Apostle Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul encourages all Payson citizens to participate in the Friends of the Poor Walk locally as walkers, pledgers, volunteers, or all three.
To register as a walker, to pledge support for a walker, or for more information, go to www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org. To volunteer, call 476-3156, 474-1347 or 468-8595.
The people of Payson have always been generous in their support of the Society,” said Sue Hubenthal, local president “The Friends of the Poor Walk is a fun way for them to continue their support, to get others to join in the spirit of giving, and to show the poor in our community that we really do care about them. Come on out, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and become a friend of the poor. Find out how good it feels to give.”