Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:16
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, and other local businesses and women's rights organizations to kick off the 11th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive. Started in 2003, the drive collects clothing and supplies for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, and takes place every year during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Reps. Chu and Napolitano released the following statements:
"Every year, more than 10 million calls are made to domestic violence hotlines by women and men across the country. Crimes of Domestic violence take place in every community, to people of all ethnicities and backgrounds," said Rep. Chu. "When a victim finally makes the courageous choice to leave their abuser, they and their children are often forced to literally leave their home with nothing. They deserve better, which is why I am so proud to once again be hosting this drive with wonderful partners throughout the area, who are helping us collect the items needed to assist the victims and begin to rebuild their lives."
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:54
Tujunga, CA —The National Forest Foundation (NFF), the U.S. Forest Service, and Edison International recognized National Public Lands Day by hosting more than 100 volunteers for forest renewal efforts in the Big Tujunga Treasured Landscape. Together, the organizations and volunteers helped to heal a part of the Angeles National Forest that was damaged in the 2009 Station Fire. The event also honored the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Wilderness Act of 1964.
Volunteers from Edison International and its subsidiary Southern California Edison joined volunteers from local groups such as the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Pacoima Beautiful for hands-on habitat repair and trail maintenance. In addition, NFF staff led more than 30 students from nearby San Fernando High School on a forest exploration, part of the NFF's ongoing Friends of the Forest ®program; for some of the students, this was their first experience in a forest environment.
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:28
Pasadena, CA – Union Station Homeless Services and MUSE/IQUE are teaming up yet again for a genre-bending evening of entertainment for a great cause. The 15th annual An Evening for the Station benefit concert will feature a Beatles/Bash by MUSE/IQUE, the "counter conventional" orchestra. The event will be held on October 29 at 6 p.m., at Noor in Pasadena.
"This collaboration is an opportunity to deepen MUSE/IQUE's civic and artistic missions," says Rachael Worby. "Union Station makes all of our lives better. Their fierce advocacy on behalf of every soul in our city is deeply moving, and it is an honor to participate in a fundraising effort for this extraordinary cause."
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