New Rural Unemployment Program

EUGENE, Ore. — A big donation means big things for St. Vincent de Paul’s new rural employment assistance program. Wells Fargo gave the nonprofit a $25,000 grant Friday afternoon to help launch the new employment program called REAL. It will provide one-on-one help to Lane County’s lower-income rural residents and even some veterans. “This is … Continue reading »

Former Homeless Families Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — The appreciation was evident this Valentine’s Day. Not just at home, but in the community. St. Vincent de Paul honored three formerly homeless families and community service leaders at Thursday’s St. Vincent Heart for the Homeless event. They were given awards, chocolates, and recognition from their community of their perseverance and success … Continue reading »

Veterans’ Housing Project Receives Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Veterans’ Housing Project received a $75,000 grant from The Home Depot Wednesday. The project aims to place veterans in affordable housing for up to two years after deployment. A veteran KEZI 9 News talked to who is living in one of the houses says she hopes to stay in her home … Continue reading »

Trashed Glass Turned to Treasures

EUGENE, Ore. — A local business is helping turn potential trash into beautiful treasures. Managers at Aurora Glass, a branch of the local St. Vincent de Paul, say they’ve been around for more than a decade, helping the community divert about a ton of glass from our landfills every month. “Basically we recycle window glass. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Nonprofit Thrive

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve heard the saying many hands make light work. At St. Vincent de Paul’s wood shop in Eugene, many hands are working. Old mattresses arrive, they’re broken down and made new. Dennis Maricle is a whiz when it comes to inventions. “I like to solve problems. It’s fun. I like to solve … Continue reading »

Experts Appraise SVdP Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. St. Vincent de Paul knows that firsthand, after local appraisers came in to look at recent donations. Sometimes St. Vincent de Paul receives very generous donations like elaborate pieces of furniture or art. So they call in the experts to find out how … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts Fundraiser Breaks Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — Members of the group Community Supported Shelters say their focus is now on building after the community came together Sunday night to raise more than $4,000 to build six more Conestoga huts for people in need of temporary housing. The fundraising goal for Sunday night of $3,600 was blown out of the … Continue reading »

Inside New Conestoga Huts

EUGENE, Ore. — After the city approved the new Conestoga huts as part of the St. Vincent de Paul overnight parking program, two people moved into their new places this weekend. They finally have their own little something to call home. The occupants are still getting settled in, putting their own personal touches into what … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts Under Construction

EUGENE, Ore. — Two homeless Eugene families won’t have to brave the cold much longer. That’s because two Eugene council Conestoga huts will be ready this Saturday. Erik Debuhr with Tiny Life Industries in Eugene is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the huts. He makes all the modular panels, along with the … Continue reading »

St. Vincent de Paul Presents Boxer Award

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday isn’t just the day after Christmas. In countries like Canada and Great Britain, it’s known as Boxing Day. The traditional holiday is a celebration of gifting, especially to those in need. While largely not celebrated here in the states, on Wednesday St. Vincent de Paul brought it to Eugene. The nonprofit … Continue reading »

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