Meet Brian Alvarado.
He told me when strangers see him in public, they assume he's a meth head or has aids. It upsets him. He's a Veteran who was struck with cancer shortly after his return from Iraq...
Another successful Community Picnic Event today thanks to our volunteers! The generosity of our volunteers and donors that donate food and funds to feed the homeless is the reason each month at the Event we are able to serve over 350 people!
Huge thank you to our hair stylists and esthetician for always blessing the homeless and even our volunteers. We greatly appreciate Schools on Wheels and the University of Michigan Association for joining us today and to our Special Guest Speaker, Angela for sharing your story.
DON'T FORGET that LAC9's most important Event, the 3rd Annual Gala Awards Banquet and Silent Auction Fundraiser is quickly approaching on Sunday, August 20th. We need our volunteers help in order to continue our mission by purchasing your $50 per person ticket(s) by August 7th and supporting our cause. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is critical to the organization's success. Please invite your family and friends and purchase your ticket(s) through our store at www.LAonCloud9.org/product/Gala OR simply via Paypal to Donate@LAonCloud9.org and note "Gala."
The proceeds of our Gala will ensure that we can provide over 400 children with back packs filled with school supplies at our next Community Park Event on August 27th. Help us arm 400 less fortunate children in Los Angeles with the tools they need to succeed in school. We graciously request and urge our volunteers to purchase your ticket(s) and share our Gala Event FB page at: www.facebook.com/events/1889987271268747/?ti=cl
TOGETHER we make a difference. TOGETHER we continue our mission. TOGETHER we give without expecting and we live without regret!
Annie is one of dozens of people we visit every week in LA County, providing support through food, clothing, blankets, pet food/supplies, and connections to housing providers/shelters and other homeless resource providers. You can see on her bed lie her furry companions who guard her every minute of every day. Sadly, having multiple pets is one of the reasons why so many choose not to enter a shelter. Although difficult to comprehend for many, most pet owners may certainly understand the bond and love for a pet is one of family.
Although she receives SSI, Annie cannot afford to pay the rent of a studio or one bedroom these days. She had tried looking for rooms for rent that would allow dogs but no luck. For now, Annie and her furry family remains on the streets of Long Beach, and is on the waiting list to receive housing support eventually, one of these years.
Please help LAC9 continue to help our homeless friends like Annie and her pets. Please consider being a monthly donor. For as little as $25 a month, you can help us provide weekly nourishment for a small family. www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2087604
"Poverty doesn't only consist of being hungry for bread, but rather it is a tremendous hunger for human dignity".--Mother Theresa
I had the great honor and privilege today in speaking with four platoons at the Sunburst Youth Academy. I was able to share my past life experiences and struggles and how they shaped my life to where I am today -dedicated to serving the community. The negative behavior and experiences I was involved with turned into something positive. I feel it is important that our youth understand that labels such as “troubled” youth are just labels, and in no way, shape, or form, determines their future with any certainty. All youth can have the potential and vision to follow their dreams and grow up to become successful, positive individuals who will make a difference in the lives of others.
I am beyond grateful that the Sunburst Youth Academy will be collaborating with LA on Cloud9. Over 200 students will be joining us to provide outreach on the streets as we serve the homeless community visiting their camps and places they call home. The goal is to influence the lives of these young adults so they understand the meaning of helping others and compassion; with hopes that they carry that behavior of compassion into their daily lives. It is not only important that they complete community service but that they become good humans all around, who help others in need by performing the smallest acts of kindness wherever and whenever possible throughout their lives. Being compassionate is not a label for completing a one time charitable act or service, but rather a way of living that should last a lifetime.
Sunburst Youth Academy believes in the same mission as L.A. on Cloud9. They too want their Cadets to know the importance of being of service to the community. I am EXCITED that the entire Academy will also join us in delivering hope to both people and animals experiencing homelenessness at our upcoming Community picnic in August. Hope you too can join us next month as we distribute food, clothing, donated goods, and backpacks/school supplies for the children!
To volunteer with us or make a donation, please visit our website at laoncloud9.org or visit our FB or IG page to learn more. Also, our 3rd annual Gala and Silent Auction is coming up on August 20! Tickets on sale now. Please support us in our largest fundraiser of the year!
Feed The Homeless, Less Fortunate Families and Animals In Need
July 23, 2017, 8:00am - July 23, 2017, 1:00pm
COMMUNITY PARK EVENT @ MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
**JOIN US IN HELPING THE HOMELESS, LESS FORTUNATE FAMILIES AND ANIMALS IN NEED**
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Come out to the Youth Pro Player Camp with TROVON REED CB of the LA Chargers this weekend Saturday and Sunday it's FREE in Glendale and Los Angeles Register at event *Please Share *#WeChargeLA ... See MoreSee Less
With the growing daily need to help the disadvantged and people and animals experiencing homelessness, so do the expenses of LA on Cloud9.
Our monthly expenses are almost $3,000 per month! Expenses include our monthly city permit to serve 300-600 people at MacArthur Park plus the tent and table rentals, food for our weekly Street Mission events, our two weekly Youth Program events, our street clean-up's and the two storage rental units that hold our donations!
We simply cannot cut back on our expenses as we keep them as minimal as possible as it is. This is why we are begging our volunteers and our community to become involved in one of the many ways for our 3rd Annual Gala Awards Banquet and Silent Auction Fundraiser on August 20th. This is our organization's biggest fundraiser of the year and if we can make this year's a success then we do not have to slow down and cut back on the services we provide to thousands every year! Thank you very much for any consideration.
Center for Health Justice is a non-profit organization, located in Los Angeles, CA, dedicated to serving individuals with a history of incarceration. We provide health education and supportive service...
You guys are probably already aware of these folks, but just in case you aren't: PET RESOURCE CENTER (PRC) ON SKID ROW In July 2016, we opened the first pet service center on Skid Row called the Pet Resource Center (PRC). This program is delivered in collaboration with Inner City Law Center and LA Animal Services. Housed in the Inner City Law Center offices, the Pet Resource Center is currently open to pet owners each Wednesday.
The purpose of the PRC is to offer pet owners living in the Skid Row community a place to pick up free pet food or other supplies, discuss a problem they are experiencing, and receive free spay/neuter vouchers from the LA Animal Services staff member who is on site with us each week as part of the team. We communicate with social workers and case managers often. And while we all work together to address this community’s unique challenges, where about 48% of pet owners are homeless and the majority of the rest are living in motels, SROs, or in homeless shelters in the area, we try hard to help them keep their pet. On average, we help 24 pets per week. ... See MoreSee Less