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Comforts of Home Restored

February 22, 2015

When Pam’s home was condemned, she and her six-year-old daughter had to flee quickly. They stayed with Pam’s mother for several days while Pam found a new apartment for her and her daughter.

Pam returned to their old home to find that their landlord had thrown all of their furniture and belongings on the street, and their mattresses had been stolen. Having used up her savings to pay the first and last month’s rent for the new apartment, Pam could not afford new beds for her and her daughter. They slept on old coats on the floor until a friend told Pam about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Vincentian volunteers in Pam’s neighborhood provided mattresses for Pam and her daughter. Pam’s life had been turned upside down, but having a bed of her own provided comfort as she started to rebuild. 

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