We participated in the Walk For The Poor this past Saturday. Mirna, Melina, Dawn, Paquito, Jim, Ed, and Kip all met at DeSales Highschool at around 9:00 am. It was unseasonably cold. Fortunately the rain let up so we weren’t both cold and wet. Father Charlie from St. Paul’s in Westerville blessed those who were interested in being blessed. Then we were off.
We walked around the DeSales running track four times. So we walked about a mile and then that was that. Considering how chilly the morning was, we had a fairly sizable crowd.
The St. Vincent De Paul Society serves the poor by providing funds in emergency situations. They also operate various food pantries. Ed and Maureen Malek are members of the society and have participated in the organization helping to raise money and doing community outreach.
Jim and Paquito taking a Stroll