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Why I Participated in United Way’s Sixth Annual HomeWalk

On Saturday, November 17, roughly 10,000 Angelenos came together in a powerful demonstration of their belief that homelessness is a solvable problem. Find out why these avid United Way supporters took part in its yearly 5K Run/Walk to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing crisis.

 

“This is my first year at HomeWalk and I’m here because I recently had an opportunity to visit UWGLA partner, Skid Row Housing Trust, and was really moved by the experience. I never realized how many homeless people there are out there and I wanted to show my support and appreciation for what United Way is doing!”

Chong Hill, ExxonMobil – Torrance Refinery

 

“I work at Bank of America – a proud contributor to the organization – and as a member of its management team, I wanted to lead by example. We have three dozen B of A employees participating today because we believe strongly in giving something back to our community.”

Francisco Nunez, Bank of America

 

“At Bobrick, we are happy to do anything we can to help advance United Way’s mission to end homelessness in L.A. County and to reach out to those in need.”

Chris Olney, Bobrick Washroom Equipment

 


“We’re walking to demonstrate how grateful we are for everything we have and because we wanted to contribute in some way to this worthy cause. It’s important to realize that these days, homelessness could happen to anyone at any time.”

Sylvia Reyes, Southern California Gas Company

 

“Participating in United Way’s HomeWalk is our way of making the community we live in a better place. We’re here to do our part to end homelessness for good – because no one should ever have to spend their life sleeping on the streets.”

Alex Cho, East West Bank

 

“United Way of Greater L.A. is one of the best organizations around when it comes to getting things done. They have such a focused initiative on ending homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles, which is exactly why I believe in and support them 100 percent!”

Robert Yue, PwC

 

 

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