The new St. Vincent de Paul in Port Orchard is closing in on its completion date so that the building can have its grand opening on June 24. Photo: Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News

The new St. Vincent de Paul in Port Orchard is closing in on its completion date so that the building can have its grand opening on June 24. Photo: Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News

Port Orchard’s St. Vincent de Paul sets June 24 for grand opening

PORT ORCHARD — Port Orchard’s St. Vincent de Paul general manager Sean Jeu is literally on the run these days.

With his non-profit’s new building inching closer to completion, Jeu could talk only from his car on the way to and from the hardware store.

Apparently, he said, the metallic structure in which he’s been working does a good job of blocking cell phone coverage.

Despite that inconvenience, Jeu is in the middle of putting together the office space in St. Vincent’s blue structure between Mitchell Road and Bethel Avenue, which has slowly risen from a muddy plot of land during a particularly brutal rainy, cold winter.

Finally, he said, a grand opening for the new site is on the horizon. That date is Saturday, June 24, with doors open from 1-6 p.m.

“We’re pushing it to get ready for the 24th,” Jeu said. “On June 15, the parking lot will be paved.”

Jeu said the existing St. Vincent building on Bay Street, next to Bruce Titus Port Orchard Ford, will stop accepting donations from June 12 to July 9.

The building will close from June 16-23 to allow employees and volunteers to move the organization’s vast inventory to the new location.

Community volunteers can make a huge difference in making the move as seamless as possible, he said.

If you’d like to participate by helping them to move, St. Vincent would appreciate your help.

Call the store at 360-876-6933 to sign up, Jeu said.

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