Whenever bitter cold and winter weather heads in, we start to worry about our most vulnerable neighbors.
Whether it's those experiencing homelessness or poverty, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas meets key needs in their nine-county area of DFW.
"We are very sensitive to the needs of our neighbors," says CEO Luis Gonzalez.
He says in addition to providing essential items like coats, blankets, and food, St. Vincent de Paul provides rent and utility assistance.
"With the spike that we anticipate seeing for the heating and electric bills, they can come to us for assistance in dealing with higher utility bills than they're accustomed to seeing," Gonzalez says.
Last year St. Vincent de Paul served around 67,000 North Texans, and gave over $3 million in utility assistance. Much of that help came after the devastating winter storm of February 2021.
If you are in need of help, or want to help, please visit the St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas website.
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