Are you concerned about homelessness in Los Angeles? For 2 years, I have been involved in bible study in Skid Row, and have become appalled/angry/saddened/ frustrated with the plight of way too many children of God who struggle each and every day for their very survival. I also believe deeply that it is our responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves. “Whatsoever you did..to the least of these…you did to me,” Jesus says in his parable of the Final Judgment (Matthew 25:40). Loneliness, poverty, mental illness, broken lives, alienation from family and community enslave so many of these fellow American citizens, and so very many cannot help themselves.
We have an upcoming opportunity to join with the City and County of Los Angeles to begin the process to build the kind of permanent supportive housing these people need to get their lives on track. On the upcoming November ballot, Proposition HHH will provide the financial means to get the ball rolling. St. James’ is providing an opportunity to hear more about this measure as well as participate in a hands-on way to get the word out to many others. Sunday afternoon, October 16, at 4:30 the parish will host a panel on homelessness in Los Angeles. The same day, after the 10:30 service, we will also host a postcard signing “party” ‒ part of a larger city effort to get the word out to others around the city about this very important ballot measure. Time commitment is about 1.5 hours and lunch will be provided. We need your help!
Blessings and thanks,
The Rev. Betsy Anderson
RSVP to Lauren Azeltine (for postcard party) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 213-388-3417 x102.