Be careful not to overdo it…
The spirit of God leads us on gently to do the good which we can reasonably
accomplish so that we can do it consistently and for a longer period of time.
Act thus and you will be acting according to the spirit of God.
St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteers from local churches were lead by the spirit of God to start St. Vincent de Paul Uniontown Conference.
The simple mission of providing help and hope to those in need is always in front of us leading us gently and consistently in charity to others. From its simplicity has grown the services that the SVdP provides today.
The building of the Retail Thrift Store in 2002 completed an eleven year vision that the Board and volunteers had. They realized that they did not want to stop with the completion of the Store. As a result, a new vision was needed to propel the organization into the future.
During the summer of 2004, the Board of Directors’ and volunteers envisioned an entire campus of SVdP assistance. From that hope, they developed the Vision Statement below that guides where we are going as an organization.
“The St. Vincent de Paul Center will reflect the Reign of God. The people on the campus will be active, approachable and filled with love, especially for the poor. The volunteers and the poor will serve one another through the services and programs offered. The campus will grow in reaching out to people of all ages and needs. The needy will in turn share their gifts with volunteers and strengthen the relationship of charity. Guided by the Holy Spirit, St. Vincent de Paul business diversification will be a web of sustainable businesses and services, circulating local resources to benefit the poor, with direct aid and/or employment.”