Dear Friends and Family,
People devastated by homelessness is out of control in Southern California! In Los Angeles County alone the homeless population is now over 59,000 people, with a staggering 111% increase in families experiencing homelessness at Skid Row.
This cause is very dear to me as I have personally witnessed the massive increase in the homeless population throughout my life. During my high school years, my Dad lived in a small room above the Catholic Worker on Skid Row. He wasn't homeless...it was his choice. My sister and I would drive downtown to visit him, and the homeless situation was bad then. Now that I'm working at URM and driving down to Skid Row everyday, I can attest to those statistics! Especially the families who are being impacted.
Union Rescue Mission is one of the largest privately funded homeless shelters in the United States. They are also the only mission on Skid Row that NEVER turns away a single woman or family with children . In addition, they are currently fundraising to build a third facility for women and children in South LA.
So, for the second year in a row, my husband and I will be taking the Leap to Fight Homelessness at the Hilton Universal City taking place on October 2nd & 3rd, and we would love your help!
Here are the ways you can support this great cause:
Join our team and go Over the Edge with us!
Register yourself as a solo Over the Edger
Create your own team of Over the Edgers
Make an online donation
Pray for the success of our event
We truly appreciate all the support we can get! Together we can make a difference!