100% of proceeds from this fundraiser will provide rental assistance, utility assistance and food to families experiencing financial crisis in Fairfax County. The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul at Our Lady of Good Counsel is a volunteer organization the operates a helpline throughout the year – members of the community call in, speak with a volunteer and our team assists them with their immediate financial need by paying one or more of their current bills and then working with the caller to find longer term support.
Although we are a Catholic charity, we assist anyone who calls – regardless of race, creed, parish affiliation, sexual orientation or immigration status --- and over the past month we have seen a 400% increase in calls and we have had to limit our assistance due to funding constraints and a desire to help as many neighbors as possible. A few important aspects to our group:
- 100% volunteer led and staffed
- All assistance is completely confidential
- We speak to everyone who calls our helpline, discuss their needs and provide assistance
- We assist with bill payments, we do not provide cash. We call the landlord or company owed, verify the caller’s request and then provide assistance.
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