LA's homeless population has exploded to 53,000 people. The difference between the time we left in 2013 and the time we came home in 2016 - less than 3 years - is striking. The encampments underneath overpassses, the tents along the LA River, the increased population on Skid Row, calls for whatever action we can do.
According to PATH - People Assisting the Homeless - the average shortfall in funds for someone to get a roof over his or her head is about $1,000. That is why I am kicking off a fundraising campaign today to help get at least one person home. If 20 people gave $50, we would hit our goal! My fundraising page is here, and giving is EASY. Please take a moment right now to make a contribution to help combat homelessnes in our city. If you want to know more about PATH, you can find them here.
Thank you in advance - I know you love our city as much as I do. Let's start doing our part to make it a little better every day.