Burien’s Bob Frank Honored For Outstanding Service To The Needy

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Bob Frank, Burien resident and member of St. Bernadette Parish, received the St. Vincent de Paul “Least of My Brethren” Award for outstanding service to the needy in Burien at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King Co. Council’s Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, March 27.

The event, held at Kennedy Catholic High School, celebrated the special volunteers who make home visits and run programs to assist neighbors in need.

Bob Frank was one of seven awardees in King County who received the St. Vincent de Paul’s Least of My Brethren Award. The Least of My Brethren Award is taken from the biblical passage of Matthew 25:40 where Christ says “Whatever you did it to one of the least of by brethren (Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Visit those in prison) you did it to me.”

For over 17 years, Frank has served the poor as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul all-volunteer group at St. Bernadette Parish. He has made home visits to help to neighbors in need preventing eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more. He has been a past president and co-president of the group and is the food room coordinator for food distribution.

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County
St. Vincent de Paul is known for its home visits to the poor, community thrift stores, case management programs, and food and meal programs which provide more than 1.6 million meals annually. More than 20,000 home visits and other contacts were made in King County to help 68,000 people this past year. St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores recycle more than 4000 tons of materials annually. More than 121,000 hours of volunteer service annually are given by generous people like Bob Frank. Total calls answered for help in Seattle/King County were 52,150 in 2010—up 58% over 2008

The Catholic lay-run charity, which helps neighbors in need regardless of creed, assists the needy in 142 countries. In Seattle and King County, the Community Information Line (2-1-1) refers more people to St. Vincent de Paul than any other charity for basic needs assistance.

More information available at their website here: http://www.svdpseattle.org.

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