Day of Music and Art Benefits the Homeless

By EGP Staff Report

Councilman Jose Huizar introduced Tierra at the “Operation: Help the Homeless Sueños para los Niños” Saturday event at Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Boyle Heights. (Courtesy of Isaac Pierce)

Councilman Jose Huizar introduced Tierra at the “Operation: Help the Homeless Sueños para los Niños” Saturday event at Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Boyle Heights. (Courtesy of Isaac Pierce)

Music, comedy and art were all part of a daylong festival to raise funds to help the homeless in Los Angeles.

“Operation: Help the Homeless – Sueños para los Niños” was held at Bishop Mora Salesian High School’s newly renovated Keegan Stadium in Boyle Heights. According to organizers, about 600 people turned out to enjoy live performances by the renowned bands Tierra and The Midniters,

Twice a year, homeless people in Los Angeles receive a tote with essential articles such as socks, shirt, underwear, blanket, snacks and a breakfast, according to Isaac Pierce, founder of the Operation event.

“This is something that comes from the heart,” Pierce told EGP. He said he and his family started the effort in October 2010, putting together “100 bags in my mom’s backyard.” They are now serving over 3,000 people and have 600 volunteers.

Councilmember Jose Huizar was also part of the celebration, introducing Tierra. Other participants included comedian Joey Medina and L.A. muralist Daniel Martinez.

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