Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), Diocese of Cleveland, and have been since the organization’s inception. Today, nearly 1,000 volunteers from the Society’s 60 participating parishes continue to help Northeast Ohio’s poor by offering person-to-person assistance to those in need. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and his wife, Shannon, are serving as honorary co-chairs of the fundraiser, which will pay tribute to the Society’s numerous volunteers who have selflessly given so much of their time, energy and compassion to the region’s needy. Tickets cost $50 (SVDP members) and $75 (non-members). To order, call 216-696-6525, ext. 3150 or visit: www.svdpcle.org.