A Grateful Family Gives Back Monthly


Sisters Bonnie (Vruno) Treacy and Debbie (Vruno) Flick and their mother, Bonnie 

Vruno, say they give a monthly gift to Our Lady of Peace because it’s a simple way to 

show on-going gratitude for the care their loved ones received. Their dad/husband died 

in the care of OLP, and so did Bonnie’s father in-law. “It’s hard to find the words to say 

what it’s like to be in a situation where your loved one is dying, but you need to be carried 

and cared for as well,” says Debbie. “OLP gets that, and it’s unbelievable to me. Until 

you’ve walked in the shoes; you can’t totally understand what this means.” 

Monthly gifts have the greatest impact on an organization. They allow OLP to plan and 

budget appropriately. “It creates less stress on OLP because they know they can depend 

on money coming in,” says Bonnie. Monthly donations are a win-win for the donor who 

can budget and the organization that can plan. 

Debbie says it’s difficult to describe the experiences that she and her family have had at 

OLP, “You go from feeling terrified to calm once you walk through the door. It’s clear 

that the staff isn’t just doing it for money. They carried our hearts in their hands, and also 

walked our loved ones through Heaven’s door. It’s easy to give back to them.” 

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