I bet you didn’t know that on any given day of the week you will find Latino families in South King County, gathering in one of our thrift stores to be educated, counseled and protected from a very cold world. Centro Rendu was born out of love for our immigrant Latino communities that suffer from daily exploitation, indifference and hostility. It is named after one of our founders, Sister Rosalie Rendu (a firebrand), a radical Daughter of Charity who gave her life in service to the powerless and taught the poor how to fight for their dignity.
BURIEN – After being closed more than two months after a car crashed into the building, the Burien St. Vincent de Paul thrift store has reopened.
The cold and continuing snow accumulations of the past week in parts of Western Washington have increased the demand for day and overnight shelter, and caused some parishes and schools to cancel activities, classes and even Sunday Masses.
BURIEN – A customer backing up to receive a new mattress at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store November 26 instead crashed through the access door and into the store.
BATTLE GROUND – In their mission to help the poor, some St. Vincent de Paul conferences around the archdiocese depend on a big fundraiser, the annual Friends of the Poor Walk in late September.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County unveiled a new mural by local artist Blanca Santander at its Kent Thrift Store Dec. 3.
MARYSVILLE - With the help of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ron and Cheryl Burrow are starting over again.
Months after the March 22 Oso landslide swept away their hilltop home, the Burrows bought a house east of Marysville that sits on stable land. But the couple had nothing to put into their new home until the Oso Long Range Recovery Group connected them with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s “House in a Box” furnishings program.