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Church Street Challenge event slated Sept. 30 in Nisswa

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor the second annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, to benefit those in need in local communities.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor the second annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, to benefit those in need in local communities.

The Church Street Challenge, a 1.5-mile walk, will begin at 1 p.m. in the St. Christopher's Catholic Church parking lot in Nisswa and end in the same location. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.

All proceeds and donations will directly benefit people in the local communities SVdP serves. There are no administrative fees associated with the event. Anyone interested in learning more, participating or making a pledge can visit www.fopwalk.org . Participants can make an online pledge, or they may register and make a donation the day of the walk.

The event is held near Sept. 27, the feast day of the society's patron St. Vincent de Paul, who ministered to the poor in Paris in the 17th century. The walk in each community is designed and run by the St. Vincent de Paul Conference in that area.

Services provided by SVdP include helping people in crisis situations with spiritual support, emergency financial assistance and referral and counseling information.

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Since the formation of SVdP in the Our Lady of the Lakes Parish of Pequot Lakes, Pine River, and Nisswa four years ago, members have made 427 home visits with the value of those services at $83,221.50.

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