Dear FB fam,
People experiencing homelessness is out of control in SoCal! In LA County the homeless population is 58,000+, with a staggering 111% increase in *families* experiencing homelessness at Skid Row. =(
Friends work daily at URM and other areas, serving others, and I'm trying to make an impact by participating in this "so easy!" Virtual 5K Walk to Fight Homelessness this weekend, Sat. 6/13 and Sun. 6/14 (haven't yet decided which day I'll walk up in SF Bay Area).
Union Rescue Mission is one of the largest privately funded homeless shelters in the U.S. They are also the only mission on LA's downtown Skid Row that NEVER turns away a single woman or family with children. They are currently fundraising to build a third facility for women and children in South LA.
It's a very tough calling, serving people who don't have a place to call home. But there are success stories of people whose dignity and purpose are restored, towards a life of independence and giving back to help others.
If you can help the cause and make a donation ($25 min. at this point), I invite you to join, and go take that walk this weekend, knowing that you're contributing to others' lives.
Thanks for the consideration! Stay healthy. Wear your masks in crowd situations.