Social Concerns

From the Inland Register, 5/19/16: St. Anthony Parish Vincentians Focus on Housing: Members focus on helping disadvantaged neighbors remain in housing…by helping with rent and mortgage…utilities, food…

Once you lose your housing, your situation becomes infinitely more complicated, and helping you becomes much more difficult. Losing your home thrusts unspeakable chaos into your life. Your reputation and self esteem are destroyed. Relationships are shattered. Precious belongings of a lifetime are lost forever… Resources for the prevention of homelessness are few and far between. Losing your property puts you at risk of permanent poverty.”The goal of the Vincentians is to prevent such catastrophe. Motto of St.Vincent de Paul Society: “No form of charity is unknown to us.

Social Concerns Ministry & Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless: Many thanks for showing the DVD of Dan Bryant’s presentation about Opportunity Village, a successful community of tiny homes for the homeless in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about plans for similar transitional mini-houses for the homeless in Walla Walla, Madison Park, 708 W. Pine or for volunteer/donation opportunities, email Website:, PO Box 3431 Walla Walla, WA. Donations are tax deductible.

Walla Walla Valley Human Life: Yard Sale, Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, 8 am-2 pm. 1044 Valley Chapel Road, WW. Donations of items for yard sale, and volunteers needed. Contact Kim Owsley, 509-540-1960,

Food for the Hungry: Please remember to bring nonperishable food items to Mass. A check to BMAC enables them to buy 6X as much food for $1 as we can get in local grocery stores!

Tri-Parish Community Garden at Assumption Church: Every Tuesday evening, 5:30-dusk, volunteers will work and harvest food from the garden to be distributed to food banks and homeless shelters.

Guatemala Mission: Don’t forget that the pre-school program, religious instruction, and the radio station that keeps families connected, rely on our donations. Many choose to donate a small amount like $12 monthly. Others prefer to use designated Guatemala envelopes.

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