St. Vincent DePaul shelter in need of cold weather donations

Michelle Southern: Weekdays 2pm-7pm

Temperatures are expected to drop to their lowest levels of the season this week, and St. Vincent de Paul’s Bishop Ott Shelter Program is incresing the number of beds in order to serve the homeless in our community during cold nights.

In addition to their night shelters for men, they also have a Day Center for homeless women and children. Two emergency shelters also operate for men, and one for homeless women and children and another for families.

This cold weather will see extra occupants in these shelters, and they are in need of the following supplies:

adult coats
blankets
men, women and children’s underwear
socks
knit caps
gloves
scarves
reading glasses (all strengths)
slippers
towels and washcloths
toiletry items such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, body wash, lotion, and body powder
twin, full, and crib size sheets
paper products (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper)
disposable cups, plates, bowls, knives, forks, and spoons
rain gear

Check out my interview below with St. Vincent de Paul CEO Michael J. Acaldo.

 

You can drop off these items at 1623 Convention Street or 220 St. Vincent de Paul Dr. in Bation Rouge. Click here for more information on how you can help.