St. Vincent de Paul Society, with funding support from Catholic Charities, has already distributed "House in a Box" furniture and items to 150 West families who have lost or suffered major damage to their homes. The furniture, which includes a sofa, mattresses, kitchen table & chairs, chests, linens, towels, kitchen pots, pans, dishes, etc., is received and distributed at the Alliance Auto Auction building off I-35 near the Ross Exit (exit 346). An additional 100 families are on the waiting list and the Society is in need of volunteers (volunteers from the West area are especially appreciated) to help at the auto auction building in unloading trailer truck loads of mattresses, sofas, etc. and to load the items onto the families pickups and trailers.
Volunteers are needed on the following days:
Friday 5 July: 8:00 am - 10:00 am - to unload two large trailer loads of mattresses
Tuesday, 9 July: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - To load items onto trailers and pickups
Wednesday, 10 July: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - To load items onto trailers and pickups
Thursday, 11 July: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - To load items onto trailers and pickups
Saturday, 13 July: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - To load items onto trailers and pickups
Several volunteers are needed each of these days, even if for only for a few hours. Please contact Chuck Felderhoff at 723-3405 to schedule a time when help is most needed.