South Dallas Resource Center Reopens After Winter Flooding – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
More than a year after a winter storm severely damaged a crucial resource center in South Dallas, the ribbon was finally cut on Tuesday to reopen the facility to serve more families in need.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas will reopen the St. Vincent Center in Lancaster.
The organization provides emergency assistance to needy North Texans in the form of rent, utilities, food, clothing, furniture, and medicine.
Like many other buildings in the area at the time, the center was inundated by burst water pipes which caused extensive damage during the historic February 2021 winter storm.
The facility was able to undergo major upgrades and restorations, including the addition of new flooring, fresh paint, refreshed lighting and doors, as well as major structural upgrades such as a new kitchen, an office space and a storage area.
The center, which serves thousands of South Dallas residents each year, remained open during renovations but is now ready for full operation.
“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas considers it the greatest privilege to be able to serve our neighbors south of Dallas,” said Luis Gonzalez, CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas. “We envision the St. Vincent Center to be a collaboration and service hub for the region, uniting civic and corporate partners to provide creative solutions and assistance to the community. »
Despite the damage caused by the storm, the center has been able to provide tens of thousands of dollars in assistance to local families over the past year.
The St. Vincent Center is located at 1120 Randlett Street in Lancaster. For more information, visit www.svdpdallas.org.