2018 Friends of the Poor Walk this weekend


AMBOY – The Tenth Annual Friends of the Poor Walk to benefit the needy and those living in poverty in the Amboy area will be held at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Patrick Catholic Church Hall, 23 N. Jones in Amboy. Participants are asked to get pledges and walk a 5K course through the city of Amboy.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. T-shirts are given out to those participating. Water and refreshments will be provided for the walkers. Pledge money and donations should be turned in the day of the walk. You can also register and make donations on line at www.fopwalk.org    

The St. Patrick-Amboy Conference of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is hosting this event. SVdP is a Catholic lay organization of more than 800,00 men and women throughout the world who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person aid to the needy and those living in poverty in 142 countries on six continents. With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals 97,000 people in 4,400 communities. 

The walk brings awareness to those in need among us. There are no administrative fees, and all proceeds will directly benefit the people in Amboy and the surrounding area. Some of the ways SVdP helps those in need is with housing expenses, utility costs, medication, transportation, household, car and educational expenses.