The Moore American

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August 13, 2013

Walk for the poor planned

MOORE — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk in South Central Oklahoma will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at All Saints Catholic School, 4004 36th Ave. NW in Norman.

Activities will include the walk, a silent auction, raffle and free T-shirts while supplies last.

The one-mile walk is not a race. It’s a symbolic walk to show support for those who struggle daily living in poverty. This casual walk benefits needy individuals and families living in Moore, Norman, Purcell and surrounding areas by providing housing and utility assistance, disaster relief and furniture.

There are no administrative fees and all proceeds directly benefit clients. All revenue generated by the walk is targeted to programs of service to the poor and stays in the community.

The goal of the walk is to prevent homelessness by maintaining the residence and essential utilities for the elderly, single-parent families, disabled individuals and others in need.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends provided $120,000 in immediate relief to tornado victims and are providing long-term assistance.

To sign up for the walk, visit stvincentdepaulokc.org/ FriendsofthePoorWalkor just show up with a donation the day of the event.

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