SVDP highlights successful Fund Drive

For the Tomahawk Leader

MERRILL – The St. Vincent de Paul Conference of Merrill (SVDP) last week announced that its Annual Fund Drive brought in a total of $78,315.00.

Sue Norenberg, Director of Operations, said corporate donors contributed $36,000.00 to the Annual Matching Fund Campaign. The corporate donors included Connexus Credit Union, Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, the family of Nick and Kathy Laphen and an anonymous donor.

 “Thanks to the donors’ generosity, 177 donors contributed $42,315.00,” Norenberg stated, noting that SVDP is seeing an increase in individuals looking for help this winter.

For more information or to donate, call Norenberg at 715-539-2666, or send a donation to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 503 S. Center Ave., Suite 2, Merrill, Wis., 54452.

Connexus Credit Union, corporate sponsor, presented a check for $20,000.00 to members of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Merrill, part of the annual fundraiser. Pictured, back row, from left: Shane Stashek, Connexus; Lisa Carlson and Freida Swanson, Conference members; Olivia Budzynski, Connexus; Russ Mancl and Karen Bloechl, Conference members; Pete Mueller, Conference President; Gatlin Rogers and Timothy Bessette, Connexus. Photo courtesy of Russ Mancl.
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