Volunteer with Hearts to Serve, a hotline to support all of those in need.
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More information on the LA Catholics website.
St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles has partnered with the Office of Life, Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus to launch Hearts to Serve, a hotline in support to all of those in need, especially the elderly, homebound, and pregnant women.
Those in need of food or supplies can call the hotline at 855-423-6780 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. St. Vincent de Paul staff and volunteers will be ready to help with essential needs. They will connect callers with local resources for food and other household necessities. The services that will be provided include grocery or medicine delivery to homes, provision of food and other necessities from local food pantries to those that might not be able to afford it at this time, and guidance for additional questions that need larger answers.
“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles, is here to serve the poor and those living on the margins,” said David Garcia, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. “In this time of uncertainty, the Society is committed to collaborating with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in its efforts to mobilize Catholics to serve the neediest in our community. As you can imagine, due to the current crisis, our parish-based chapters of volunteers, which we call Conferences of Charity, have seen an increase in calls for assistance. We will do our best to assist the Archdiocese’s outreach endeavors to help people in need.”
- Answer hotline calls. Training will be provided. It can be done from your own home.
- Deliver food and household items to the homebound. Must be under 60 years of age, have a current drivers’ license, auto insurance and use of a vehicle.
- Collect items to stock parish-based food pantries. In addition to nonperishable food items, fresh produce and bread, meat, and baby items, such as diapers and formula are appreciated.
- Volunteer at a parish-based food pantry. Hours to be determined.