The Spirit of Giving Starts At Home

By EGP Editorial

During the holidays, we are often reminded to embrace the “spirit of giving.”
Volunteers in Northeast Los Angeles did just that when they took it upon themselves to find shelter this winter for some of their homeless neighbors, a job the city has been promising to do but has been slow to get done.
The Winter Access Center shelter at All Saints Episcopal Church has received $20,000 from Councilman Jose Huizar and with the help of Councilman Gil Cedillo could in the future qualify for funding from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency (LAHSA).
On Monday, however, Monica Alcaraz, a member of the Historical Highland Park Neighborhood Council and a volunteer with Recycled Resources, the group overseeing the shelter, sent out an “URGENT” plea for donations to help them cover $5,000 in utility bills for the center.
According to Alcaraz, the group needs to raise $5,000 by Dec. 31 to keep the lights on and heaters working: tax-deductible donations can be made at, just click on the “Donations” button.
EGP encourages our readers to embrace the “spirit of giving” by remembering the poor and homeless who may be out in bad weather and need a warm bed, free meal and dry clothes. If you can provide any of these, we’re sure they will be ever so grateful.
Rain is expected this Christmas Eve and possibly Christmas Day, so we also want to remind everyone to drive carefully so as not ruin anyone’s very special day.
With that, we wish all our readers a safe and very Merry Christmas.

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December 23, 2015  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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