Society of St. Vincent de Paul hosts Friends of the Poor Walk/Run

By on September 25, 2017

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor the 9th National Annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run – the second in the Rochester region – on Saturday, September 30 to benefit those in the Rochester area in need of support with furniture and household items. The event will be held at Basil Marella Park, 955 English Road, Rochester. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will follow at 10 a.m.

All proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit the people in the Rochester area served by SVdP, and there are no administrative fees associated with the event. Anyone interested in learning more, participating, or making a pledge can visit www.fopwalk.org. Participants also can make an online pledge.

The event is held near September 27, the feast day of the Society’s patron, St. Vincent de Paul, who ministered the poor in Paris in the 17th century. The Rochester Area St. Vincent de Paul Council sponsors the local walk/run.

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