SOURCE: Union Rescue Mission

March 11, 2008 16:44 ET

Union Rescue Mission to Host Annual Easter Box Outreach

Volunteers to Distribute 3,000 Goodie Boxes to SRO Hotels in Skid Row Community

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - On Saturday, March 15, 2008, 300 volunteers will distribute over 3,000 boxes filled with practical hygiene products and other items essential to the daily needs of families living in Single Room Occupancy Hotels (SRO) in and around the Skid Row community.

For the last few weeks volunteers have been preparing over 3,000 boxes of goodies, for the Union Rescue Mission's Annual Easter Box Outreach Program. This program is a way for the Mission to say in a tangible way that people care and want to help.

"This Saturday our volunteers will serve as the hands and feet of Jesus, taking boxes of love and encouragement out to our friends living in nearby Single Room Occupancy Hotels scattered throughout Skid Row," said URM CEO Andy Bales.

Union Rescue Mission volunteers are scheduled to visit 44 SROs. Please join us in this important outreach.

Schedule of Easter Box Outreach Activity:

300 volunteers arrive at URM chapel....545 South San Pedro St.....9:00 a.m.
Volunteers will head out to SROs.................................10:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact Kitty Davis-Walker at (213) 673-4585, kwalker@urm.org.

About Union Rescue Mission

Union Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and homeless. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and is the oldest in Los Angeles. It provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing; medical and dental care; Christian recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children and families. For more information, please visit http://www.unionrescuemission.org.

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:
    Kitty Davis-Walker
    Email: Email Contact
    Office: (213) 673.4585
    Cell (213) 507-5562