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June 2016

Martin ran a successful window washing business until he fell ill. He had to put work on hold as medical bills piled up. Without income from his business, he could barely afford to stay in his home and put food on the table, let alone pay for the doctor visits. Thinking he would never work again, Martin sold his truck to make ends meet.

After a few months, Martin began to recover. He soon felt well enough to start working again, but faced major challenges because he had no transportation. Without a truck, he had to borrow his daughter’s small sedan and strap his ladder to the roof to get to jobs.

Local Vincentians helped Martin apply for the Society’s Transportation Assistance program and helped him shop for a vehicle that would meet his needs. Martin was approved, and SVDP purchased him a pre-owned Chevrolet Blazer—just the ticket to get his business back up and running.

Every day, our Vincentian volunteers minister to St. Louis’ most vulnerable, giving them access to the basic resources they need to live decent and happy lives. Your support makes their work possible. 

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