BRAINERD — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is hosting its second annual Friends of the Poor Walk 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, around Gregory Park for the purpose of raising funds to aid in the mission of assisting the needy in a financial crisis in the Brainerd lakes area. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at St. Francis School parking lot, 817 Juniper St., in Brainerd. Water and snacks will be provided. All funds raised will be used to serve the needy in the Brainerd lakes area. Headline News from the Brainerd Dispatch The Society of St. Vincent de Paul began in 1833 in Paris, France and is presently active in 150 countries.
It started in the U.S. in 1845 in St. Louis, Missouri which is the national headquarters. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, inspired by Gospel values, leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam and patron St.
Vincent de Paul. In the Brainerd area, the organization works with other agencies which also render help to those in need including the Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services, Bridges of Hope and the Women’s Shelter. The group meets every second and fourth Monday of the month and is open to new members.