Los Angeles Mission serves 1,500 Thanksgiving meals in Skid Row and provides much-needed health services
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The LA Mission hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Skid Row on Wednesday. They served 1,500 meals and provided much-needed services to those in need.
The Los Angeles Mission is one of the nation’s largest providers of services to the homeless. The institution has been doing this for 84 years.
Volunteers served Thanksgiving meals to the people of Skid Row starting at 11 a.m. until Wednesday 3 p.m. Meals are also served on Thursdays.
Each Thanksgiving, the mission provides hot food and other basic needs to the men, women, and children currently residing in Skid Row.
These services include job assistance, health care, mental health care, and even haircuts and beauty services, according to Troy Vaughn, the mission’s CEO.
Celebrities and influencers helped throughout the event. LA County Sheriff-elect Robert Luna also stopped by, as did LA Mayor-elect Karen Bass.
“Let’s judge at the end of the day by how many people we get off the streets into homes, get them the medical care, the mental health care they need (and) the addiction services,” Luna said.
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