13 year old Mark Ware is the grandson of long-time St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) member, Joe Samyn. Mark is an 8th grade student at St. Simon School in Los Altos, California. This year, Mark will be confirmed. A requirement for confirmation is 30 hours of community service.
Mark spends every July in Michigan with his grandparents. In past summers, Mark has helped his grandfather count the money in the SVdP poor boxes and the money for the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs’ SVdP camp collection. He wanted to do more with his grandfather, Joe, this summer. Joe who is a volunteer van driver for Matchan when needed, asked Matchan to give him the route for July. Every Tuesday during the month of July, Mark and his grandfather picked up bags of bread donated by Whole Foods in Troy and delivered it to Matchan.