Heather Ward, Donna Grayson, Josiah Jones, Rosa Russell, Herman Jones, Morris Griffin, and BHERC volunteer participate in citywide blanket collection program to benefit LA Homeless Community.
NFDC collaborates with the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center for the citywide collection raising over 200 blankets distributed to the Los Angeles Homeless community during the Memorial Day weekend. At least 10 per cent of the homeless population is veterans. A significant part of this population also includes African Americans.
Sandra Evers Manly, President of Black Hollywood Education Resource Center BHERC), has made a positive impact on improving the quality of life of others in the Los Angeles Community. BHERC has help provide food for senior citizens and single mothers on Mothers Day, provided masks and sanitation lotion to the National Black Nurses Association, and blankets to the homeless during the Memorial Day Weekend. “Given that many of the homeless population are African American and some are veterans, NFDC felt compelled to be of service to join BHRC in their citywide blanket collection project- resulting in over 1000 total blankets to be disturbed, revealed Honorable Mike Davis (ret.), President of NFDC. “We all know how important it is for our homeless residents to have assess hygiene resources, and blankets during this COVID-19 crisis. I hope this work will make a difference and add to the work the Mayor Eric Garcetti is doing in providing free showers through the mobil shower program, “ Davis concluded.