SVDP celebrates a successful annual fund drive

Connexus Credit Union staff, a corporate sponsor, presented a check for $20,000 to members of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Merrill, as part of the annual fundraiser. L to R: Shane Stashek, Connexus Credit Union; Lisa Carlson and Freida Swanson, Conference Members; Olivia Budzynski, Connexus Credit Union; Russ Mancl and Karen Bloechl, Conference Members; Pete Mueller, Conference President; and Gatlin Rogers and Timothy Bessette, Connexus Credit Union. Submitted photo.

The Annual Fund Drive for St. Vincent de Paul (SVD) Conference of Merrill brought in $78,315. According to Sue Norenberg, Director of Operations, corporate donors contributed $36,000 to the Annual Matching Fund Campaign. 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, 170 donors contributed $42,315,” Norenberg said. She added 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 your donation to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 503 S. Center Ave., Suite 2, Merrill WI 54452.

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