Lives and homes have been lost
At least 27 people have died and 13 are missing as rain continues to pound central Texas. Tornadoes have struck Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma since the onslaught began a week ago. As local first responders and resources become taxed, the Disaster Services division of the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is stepping in to assist.
From a statement released by Sheila K. Gilbert, National President, on May 29:
Please join me, my Vincentian brothers and sisters from around the country in the name of Jesus and in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, our patron, as I pray for your assistance in reaching our $800,000 campaign goal to help those in need. Please consider making a contribution to help our brethren across the country that have lost everything. For some, it is the first time in their lives that they have experienced homelessness and a lack of basic necessities. For others, the anguish has been prolonged. If everyone receiving this appeal could contribute $25, we would reach the goal to provide hope and help to the people suffering as a result of these natural disasters.
To donate, visit the National Council's secure donation page here.