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Walk for the poor Saturday, Sept. 24

Payson’s St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Friends of the Poor Walk is this month.

Payson’s St. Vincent de Paul Society offers person-to-person support and provides food through the local food banks, financial assistance for medical, dental, rent, utilities, emergency shelter, and transportation costs.

In 2010, food boxes were provided to 7,423 families, feeding over 23,000 people in the community. An additional 4,388 people with rent, utilities, medical and dental care and transportation aid were also assisted.  

Payson’s St. Vincent de Paul Society receives no federal support, has no paid staff, and depends solely on its volunteers and on donations from individuals to provide these services. The most important aspect of these services is the hope they offer to the despairing and disenfranchised members of our community who are struggling to survive.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the 4th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be held in Payson and throughout the United States. Participants will walk in solidarity throughout the country to increase awareness and to raise money to assist those in need in their local communities.

Sponsored by the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, this event is a major benefit to help the poor in the Payson community.

All money raised by this event will be used directly to help those in need in Payson and the surrounding area.

To register to walk, sponsor a walker, make a donation or get more information on the Friends of the Poor Walk, please call Lynn at (928) 474-1347 or Ed at (928) 468-8595.

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