Based on a zoom interview with Fr. Geowen Porcincula CM, former team leader of Vincent Helps at its institution and present Vincentian Foundation Assistant Executive Director.
Daughters of Charity Visit Places Ransacked by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
by Tomasz Zieliński | Oct 16, 2016 | Disasters and Responses, News
Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti with enormously destructive power once again bringing another disaster and misery to the...
From War Relief to Hurricane Relief – A Vincentian Heritage
by John Freund, CM | Oct 8, 2016 | Disasters and Responses, News
From the war torn provinces of 17th century France in the brutal Wars of Religion (echoed today?) to the devastation...
Last Responders: Vincentian Disaster Relief
by Elizabeth Astridge | Aug 19, 2016 | Disasters and Responses, News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Extreme weather conditions are all over the news this summer, most recently the flooding in Louisiana. West Virginia is still trying to recover from extensive flooding that killed 23 people and damaged/destroyed over 1200 homes in June. Members of the Vincentian...
Path for Vincentian Family to aid flood victims
by John Freund, CM | Jan 11, 2016 | Disasters and Responses, News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of Vincent de Paul seems a natural path for members of the Vincentian Family who wish to aid flood victims. Please take time to read this communication from Gary Stevens about the needs and how the Society is already on the ground assisting. Society of St....
Nepal: first activity report after earthquake
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Oct 6, 2015 | Disasters and Responses, News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
At exactly 11:56 am Saturday, 25th April 2015, the long overdue mega earthquake shook the entire country Nepal. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake caused 9,058 known fatalities, 16949 injuries, 400340 buildings damaged and much more. Over half of Nepal’s 75 districts have...
SVdP Responds to California Wildfires
by John Freund, CM | Oct 3, 2015 | Disasters and Responses, News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Give Help & Hope to People in Need! Vincentians are working with families who have lost their homes to the Middletown Valley and other California wildfires. There are three Councils working with the survivors. SVdP volunteers have met with more than 300 families...
Midwest Flood relief spearheaded by Vincent de Paul Society
by John Freund, CM | Jun 1, 2015 | Disasters and Responses, News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Family
“We are in survival mode,” “Everything we had floated away in a matter of minutes,” “Families have been separated,” “Every weather condition is causing another emergency,” “Please help us.”
14 Vincentian Family groups in path of Super Typhoon Hagupit
by John Freund, CM | Dec 6, 2014 | Disasters and Responses, Vincentian Family
HAGUPIT Typhoon Hagupit is now a super-typhoon and most predict that it will make land-fall over the very same areas hard-hit by Yolanda. The CNN resident meteorologist has just characterized it as the strongest of super-typhoon this year. The following is a list of...
Vincent de Paul Society offers ebola guidelines
by John Freund, CM | Oct 11, 2014 | Disasters and Responses, News
SVDPUSA Disaster Services Division Disaster Prevention Protocols for Ebola and other Contagious Diseases
Floods Threaten Villages & SCN Ministries in Western Nepal
by John Freund, CM | Aug 19, 2014 | Sisters of Charity, Vincentian Family
Floods Threaten Villages & SCN Ministries in Western Nepal. The district of Surkhet where Sisters work in ministry, was the hardest hit by the rains.
Valparaiso Victims – Plea from the Vincentian Family Office
by John Freund, CM | Jul 30, 2014 | Disasters and Responses, News, Vincentian Family
P. Jorge Luis Rodríguez B, C.M. of the Vincentian Family Office in Rome makes this plea on behalf of the Valparaiso Victims in Chile