A personal mission for families in need

A personal mission for families in need

My nephew was born with Congenital Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia, a rare form of arrhythmia. He was in and out of the hospital frequently, for the first year of his life. Thereafter, there were numerous visits to doctors and therapists for continued treatments. It was a very difficult time for my nephew’s parents and extended family [...]
COVID-19 is ‘a crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

COVID-19 is ‘a crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 200 tents stand inches apart on the scorching gravel lots, many covered in blankets for an extra layer of relief from the desert sun. Outside, their occupants sit on hot ground or in folding chairs, nearby palm trees providing no shade. Despite 12-foot-square sections painted in the gravel, there is little [...]
A helping hand – it’s in the bag!

A helping hand – it’s in the bag!

To kickoff National Homeless Awareness Week and launch MyPocketChange, our nonprofit organization, my wife Van and I held an event on November 15th where we made 4,083 meals for the homeless. We based this event upon our previous experiences participating in Operation: Brown Paper Bag in Long Beach. The students that organized O:BPB have done amazing work over the past [...]
A personal mission for families in need

L.A. County to expand one-stop approach to servicing homeless families

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to expand a network of one-stop centers that coordinate social services for homeless families. The supervisors agreed to allocate $10.3 million in local, state and federal money to create an integrated system of services for those families. Under the program, eight regional centers throughout the county will manage services [...]