The St. Benedict Cathedral St. Vincent de Paul Society (“SVdeP”) now accounts to you, our Benefactors, for our stewardship of the funds entrusted to us for the care of the poor dwelling within our parish boundaries. We operate on a fiscal year that began October 1, 2017 and ended September 30, 2018 (“FYE”). SVdeP differs from other social service agencies; we visit the poor upon invitation and confidentially in their own homes (the “home visits”). We began the year with an account balance of $35,913. For the FYE 2018, SVdeP received $55,785, consisting of donations by you ($40,718), by our active members ($3,045), grants to SVdeP ($11,862), and miscellaneous receipts ($160). Our FYE account balance was $26,004. During that year, SVdeP made 358 home visits within our parish boundaries in teams of 2 Vincentians per home visit, where 912 people in need reside. For their needs – mainly for their delinquent rent and utilities which we carefully verify, but also for their food and clothing – we disbursed $65,694; we never give cash; we make direct payments to vendors for our poor. We do this on your behalf in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who taught us that blessed are the poor.
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