St. Vincent de Paul offers assistance, shelter and hope

From left to right are Rotarian Bill Hibner and St. Vincent DePaul representatives Rebecca DeLong and Cathy Campbell.

VANDALIA — Rebecca DeLong spoke to the Rotary Club of Vandalia on June 4 concerning the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. The mission of the Dayton District Council is “growing in spirituality and friendship, provides Christ-inspired person-to-person support in an empowering effort to improve the lives of those in personal, spiritual and material need.”

In 2014 the Gateway shelters for the homeless provided 126,000 nights of shelter. They also have the largest food pantry in the county.

On Sept. 19, they will host the second annual mission gala with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to support the mission of providing assistance, shelter and hope to more than 100,000 persons in the Miami Valley each year.