Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LA Mission with Celebrity Chef Michael Voltaggio in kitchen on Thanksgiv...

Celebrity chefs, actors, volunteers
and politicians feed LA Homeless
for Thanksgiving dinner

For nearly
80 years the LA Mission has been reaching out to help the less fortunate on
Skid Row. On this Thanksgiving Eve, it was even more special for some 3,500
homeless neighbors treated to a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings,
thanks to 500 people involved near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.  There nearly 45,000 men, women and children
in LA, who have no place to call home. This week HUD said LA now has the
largest homeless population in the country.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and
 Laura Regan, Minority Report on Fox.

The Mission’s sit-down midday meal offered thousands of homeless a unique dining experience.
Hollywood Celebrities and local political leaders, including LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and former LA
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
.  The
Mission welcomes its Skid Row friends and neighbors every year on the day before Thanksgiving to relax for a while and celebrate with Mission volunteers.

Not present last year were so many tents put up within an arm’s reach of the Mission. Sidewalks surrounding the area on Skid Row are almost at two rows of tents in some areas keeping the homeless out the cold, which recently has dipped into the lower 40’s in LA. 

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