St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
HIGHLANDS - In spite of the cancellation of fund raising events throughout the Covid crisis, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church continued to help those with local challenges. In a recent report, parishioners learned during the past year the volu9nteers in the Society helped 110 families in Highlands and Sea Bright with nearly $29,000 in financial assistance for housing, security deposits or other immediate needs including medical insurance car repairs and furniture. It provided more than $2500 in Christmas gift cards for 32 children and 14 seniors in need, made numerous referrals for resources in response to requests, and made more than 900 visits in person or by phone including delivering an estimated $52,000 in regular food deliveries in partnership with the OLPH Food Pantry. In thanksgiving for the aid other St. Vincent dePaul societies gave to local residents during the Hurricane Sandy crisis, the local chapter donated $1,000 to other St. Vincent dePaul societies in other areas devastated by natural disasters.