The St. Vincent de Paul Society helps parishioners and others in our Swannanoa Valley community experiencing stressful, financial emergencies related to shelter, food, utilities, health and transportation. With generous support from St. Margaret Mary's parishioners, we answer these immediate needs every week.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a financial emergency please call the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 800-862-1633 or call the parish at 828-686-8833 Ext. 6 to be connected to the SVdP line. Please note: calls to SVdP are only received on Mondays between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m.
In 2020 we served 80 households with assistance totaling $15,549, and connected families to many community resources
Beyond the Numbers: Pamela
(not her real name)
Pamela is 24 and a single mother of 3 pre-school children. Some time ago she left an abusive relationship and is struggling, especially because her car broke down. Her SVdP case manager was able to coordinate getting her car towed and repaired for $450. We collaborated with 2 other agencies to each pay a portion of the repair. Even better news...Pamela recently got a job where she can work from home, and she’s taking college classes.