Be a Good Samaritan
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, many families are left struggling both financially and emotionally. Given these circumstances, there is no better time to give back to those in need. At Res/Title Inc, we want to do our part in keeping our community fed and healthy.
This month we are raising money for Saint Anthony’s Hope in West Warwick, RI. Send us a story about a time you helped someone in need or someone helped you in need to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 26th! For each submission, we will make a donation to Saint Anthony’s Hope on your behalf.
About Saint Anthony’s Hope
Early in 2009 Father Fernando A. Cabral, the then pastor of Saint Anthony Church in West Warwick, gathered a group of parishioners together and requested that they join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international organization which was established in Paris, France in 1833. The purpose of the Society was and is to assist the needy regardless of race, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinion.
One of their major projects is the soup kitchen which serves anyone who wishes to attend each Monday. Other areas in which they offer monetary assistance are as follows: utility bills, telephone bills, rental assistance, food provisions, emergency shelter, and many other needs.
When a call is received, two members meet at the home of the caller to assess the situation and to examine documents, for instance, a utility bill, and document the financial situation. Then a decision is reached as to whether we will cover all of the indebtedness or only a portion thereof. Payment is made directly to the company or person to whom the debt is owed. Any and all proceedings are held in strict confidence.
Meet Funding Team Lead, Donna Senra!
Donna has been a part of the Res/Title team since 2010. Donna oversees the Funding & Disbursement department at Res/Title. In this role, she reviews closing documents received back for accuracy of signing.
Following document review, Donna & team preps for disbursement day including verification of wire information, payee information and more. Donna is the important last step in the life of a Res/Closing. No funds are released without her confirmation.
Aside from her role as your Funding Team Lead, Donna plays a central role in Res/Title’s processing center in Warwick, RI. She is always available to lend a helping hand and keep morale high!
Donna has a special connection to Saint Anthony’s Hope. When she was laid off in 2010, before coming to Res/Title, she began to volunteer at the soup kitchen. “I thought that I went there to bless the less fortunate, but they blessed me more than I could have ever expected. These were everyday people, just like me, but just not as fortunate to have a decent paying job and needed a hot meal,” she explains.
Saint Anthony’s Hope is funded with grants and donations and strictly volunteers. Donna continues to give back and regularly volunteers at the church. “I am thankful for the organization and for the people who volunteer to help those in need.”
Thank you for your support last month!