The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County offers an innovative program that provides jobs, lowered electricity costs and help to those who are poor that sounds like a winning trifecta.
“Frederic Ozanam was tired of simply walking past people on the street while preaching compassion. Together with a group of fellow students, he sought to “practice what he preached” by bringing bread, clothing and friendship to Paris’s poor. Over 100 years later, The International Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues this legacy by providing a helping hand to those in need–in the Bay Area and throughout the world.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County serves more than 150,000 people annually, regardless of race, creed or origin. They provide hot daily meals to the hungry, drop-in resource centers for the homeless, a health clinic and a computer lab. Additionally, they offer job training through their culinary academy, four thrift stores, auto donation program and electronic waste collection business.
With over 75,700 unemployed people in Alameda County alone, St. Vincent’s services are critical to helping our society navigate these tough economic times.
For every $100 share that you purchase in St. Vincent’s solar project you’ll help them save over $330 in reduced electricity costs. Not only your investment have triple the impact for a vital community center, you’ll also support the creation of over 500 local green job hours. Invest in this project today and help St. Vincent continue to serve our society’s most vulnerable.
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