St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Jude Conference, Needles, California
Thrift Store & Special Services
St. Vincent de Paul of Needles, California
839 Front Street, Needles, CA 92363, (760) 326-4420
9:00am ~ 2:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
A little about our desert community:
Once a booming railroad town, Needles has dwindled to a small desert oasis of 4,830 people, nestled along the Colorado River across from Arizona.
The closest California city is Barstow, and is located approximately 145 miles away. Employment opportunities are limited here. For some of our community, their home in or near Needles is a second home and not their primary residence. During the warmest times of the year the population dwindles. 58% of Needles residents are on some sort of public assistance. 35% of our clients come from Arizona and 7% are transients.
We are a Catholic lay organization of Christians, & concerned citizens, following the spirit & example of St. Vincent de Paul. It's God's desire that we be universally loving of the poor. We are helping the less fortunate among us and challenging our community in their responsibility to the social problems that exist in our local area.
St. Vincent de Paul of Needles
Board Team Members 2018
Pictured left to right 1st row: J.R. Hernandez, Treasurer; Sandie Erickson, Secretary; Robert Kimball, Vice President. Top row: Joyce Daniels, Pantry Manager; Sherry Pyle, Board Member; Sandy DeLeon, Spiritual Advisor; Jose Garcia, Board Member; George DeLeon, Store Manager. Not pictured: Esther H. Plemmons, President.