CHALLENGES OF LIVING IN ORANGE COUNTY
Housing cost is a major concern as it is three times the national average
The median sales price of homes is $838,000 (only 1 in 5 can afford to buy)
The average house rent is over $3,100 per month
The average apartment rent is over $2,000 per month
There is nearly 60,000 on the waiting list for affordable housing (6 to 10 years of waiting)
The income level that is considered in poverty status is approaching $90,000 of annual income for a family of four (1 in 4 live in poverty)
Over 300,000 suffer in hunger (1 in 6 are children)
About 4,400 are homeless
26% are families
16% are children
26% are domestic violence victims
10% are veterans
10% have serious mental illness
FAMILY FUND CAMPAIGN
august 2018 to September 2018
Purpose: To allow SVDP to sponsor two to three Orange County families experiencing extraordinary hardship circumstances due to debilitating health issues. this is an extension of the founder's legacy: sponsoring families in need.
Financial Support: Up to twelve months of material assistance.
THE NGUYEN FAMILY
Henry and Connie are wonderful parents to Sarah and Dylan. They live in Garden Grove and are active parishioners at St. Columban; Henry is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Connie is involved with the school. Henry is a professional IN COMPUTERS and Connie works part time so she can be very involved in raising their children. In early 2018, Henry (38 years old) was diagnosed with Gliobastoma (GBM), the most aggressive form of brain cancer. At this time, there is no cure. He has undergone brain surgery and various treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, physical therapy and clinical trials that provide hope and quality of life.
Henry and Connie are grateful for the support, prayers and financial donations, and hope to stay in their rental home located in a safe neighborhood as Henry battles cancer.
Unfortunately, their financial obligations are overwhelming due to medical bills and less income given Henry's disability status and Connie's inability to work as she is now the primary giver for Henry as well.
The Family Fund serves to help families, like the Nguyens, experiencing extraordinary hardships.
Please click here to donate:
(PLEASE REFERENCE GIFT AS "FAMILY FUND")
alternatively, Please have checks made payable to "SVDP OC"
please reference "family fund" and mail
to: St. vincent de paul orange council, 1505 east 17th street, suite #109, santa ana, CA 92705
Every dollar helps.
for example, $100 can...
Help a family cover a monthly utility bill
Help pay for one night of lodging
Help pay for groceries for a week or more
Help pay for one month of hygiene products and household goods
Help cover two full tanks of gasoline
Help afford a monthly bus pass each for an adult and child
Help pay for two months of cell phone wireless service/prepaid minutes
Annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run