Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - St. Mary Star of the Sea Conference
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy. Our volunteers seek people in need, wherever they live - in their homes, on the street, in shelters, in hospital or in prison. The activity of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is always based on love of neighbour in the local community. Volunteers work in their own area, and respond to local needs. This means that the Society's work around the world is extremely varied: health, agriculture, education, housing, employment support, help for elderly, disabled, isolated or excluded people, and more. Funded by donations, it also provides emergency assistance and rehabilitation for victims of natural or humanitarian disasters, and finances development projects.