Donate Shoes and Socks for the Homeless/PPTFH Meeting

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New Socks and Lightly-Used Shoes Sought

Members of Corpus Christi Parish, on behalf of the Volunteer Collective, will collect new and lightly-used shoes, and new socks for the homeless. Donations are welcomed.

Please bring those items either on Saturday, July 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or on Sunday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to noon to the Corpus Christi Church patio, located near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Carey Street.

The shoes and socks will be distributed throughout Los Angeles to those groups who serve the homeless.

A local homeless woman sleeps by the library and has resisted all help offered.

Homeless Task Force President’s Message

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness co-presidents, Sharon Browning and Sharon Kilbride sent a joint message.

“Summer always means increased numbers of people coming to Will Rogers Beach and the Palisades. However, this summer we are seeing significantly more people experiencing homelessness than usual. This is due to multiple factors: the impacts of the pandemic, early releases from prison, out-of-state homeless travelers, growing substance addiction, the current removal of homeless encampments throughout Los Angeles which is dislocating individuals not housed through the process, the lack of an agreed upon, effective, transparent City and County strategy. This is stress producing for all of us.

“PPTFH is gearing up for this challenge by training new volunteers to work on our First Responder team, deploying our professional Outreach Team from The People Concern during peak hours, continuing to closely coordinate with our LAPD beach patrol and LA Fire Department, and responding as rapidly as possible to inquiries for assistance. We could not do this work without the support of the community. We thank all who are offering to help with their time, skills, and financial support.”

The next community meeting will be virtual and feature speaker John Maceri (The People Concern CEO) on Monday, July 26, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The topic will be “A Pending Homelessness State of Emergency? The Perspective of a Comprehensive Service Provider.”

To register, visit: pptfh.org.

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