TAG: HOMELESSNESS


Union Rescue Mission 5k Hits Fundraising Goal with Help of ‘Average Joe’

Perhaps the success of the Union Rescue Mission’s first 5k Walk fundraiser held on Saturday (June 2, 2018) can not be fully gauged by the half million dollars raised (so far) by hundreds of participants, but by the increased level of community involvement. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW The walk helped the Christian organization that tackles homelessness to move from tapping solely into the rich and famous for funds to inviting the “Average Joe”...

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Union Rescue Mission’s First 5k Walk To Fight Homelessness; WATCH Heartbreaking Skid Row Video

Homelessness is devastating communities nationwide, but nowhere more than in Los Angeles, said organizers of the Union Rescue Mission’s inaugural 5k Walk to Fight Homelessness planned for Saturday, June 2. “We now have more than 58,000 men, women and children living on Skid Row and throughout Los Angeles County each day,” URM said. “For more than 126 years, Union Rescue Mission has provided safe shelter, meals, long-term rehabilitation programs, education,...

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‘Same Kind Of Different As Me’ Rises Above Protests, Slogans on Racism

The closest I’ve come to experiencing the pain of racism is when I was called “commie” by several of my fellow junior high classmates during the Cold War period of relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. (Russia). However, that somewhat public ridicule and humiliation was mostly the result of youthful immaturity and social ignorance. Some of that may have even been passed down by the taunters’ ignorant parents. The emotional pain,...

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Skid Row: Not By Bread Alone

The homeless on LA’s Skid Row are in desperate straits, but giving them more food will not solve their problems Editor’s Note (World Magazine): This article includes disturbing and graphic descriptions of homeless life in LA’s Skid Row. On a warm Friday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the acrid stench of fresh-spilled blood stung the congealed odors of fossilized urine and unwashed feet. A man whom locals call Turban...

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Jewelry Company The Giving Keys Employs LA Homeless

Jewelry company The Giving Keys offers hope, strength by employing the homeless Last Sunday’s Closer, NBC’s Morgan Radford visits the Giving Keys factory in Los Angeles, where the company is helping people transition out of homelessness and offering a chance at redemption.On the Web: The Giving Keys – A Pay It Forward CompanyPhoto: The Giving Keys Facebook...

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Salvation Army, Houghton’s Co-Host ‘Christmas in July’ Charity Event

Salvation Army Christmas in July ESPY Awards FUSE Pre-Party Charity Event Towards Fighting Homelessness That may be a mouthful, but here goes… Christmas in JulyNEWS RELEASE This charity event is benefiting The Salvation Army. Proceeds go towards Besos Care Packages and Salvation Army Programs such as The Sally Awards & “One Night” for the fight against homelessness. FUSE Gifting Suite and VIP Party Christmas In July Besos Care Packages Monday, July 10th at 3-9 pm The Belasco...

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Broken City: Is There Hope For Los Angeles?

Create more bike lanes, make the streets safer, fix potholes, and oh, by the way, reduce poverty were the top recommendations from Southern California Public Radio listeners when asked what issues they wanted Eric Garcetti to tackle during his first term as Mayor of Los Angeles back in 2013. Other recommendations on issues listed among the Top 7 by KPCC in its #DearMayor initiative included, lower the cost of parking...

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