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On August 7, 2014 we celebrated with top HomeWalkers at our HomeWalk Kickoff Breakfast at the Exposition Park Rose Garden.
On Wednesday, July 16, it was a historic moment for veterans across the country when First Lady Michelle Obama and United Way of Greater Los Angeles reaffirmed our commitment to ending veteran homelessness and unemployment in Los Angeles County at our Unite For Veterans Summit.
With the nation watching, the First Lady commended United Way of Greater Los Angeles for our veterans work and called on us to finish the job and create momentum across America.
(Click on the photo to watch the entire keynote speech from First Lady Michelle Obama)
To date, we’ve helped move 14,000 homeless veterans into permanent housing and secured jobs for 9,000 veterans. These vets are people like Marva who ended up homeless, Matthew who suffered from severe trauma, and last but not least, Jim, who had no one to turn to. Fortunately, each of them are now on a stable path and have a safe place to call home.
But our work is just beginning.
Los Angeles will soon be home to an estimated 60,000 post-9/11 veterans in the next few years. Our goal is to ensure these honorable service men and women are able to successfully transition into fulfilling careers and lives.
With the help of our generous corporate leaders, we are building a better Los Angeles. We regularly highlight our top corporate leaders and salute them for helping us create pathways out of poverty. United Way of Greater Los Angeles extends a huge thanks to these leaders and corporations working with us to permanently break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors: families, children, veterans and the homeless.
United Way and Our Friends in the Antelope Valley
Thank you to the outstanding team at Rio Tinto, who generously provided skybox tickets to a minor league baseball game on Sunday, July 20 for Antelope Valley’s own Lancaster JetHawks! Thanks to the folks at Rio Tinto, Sue Porter and Stacie Rosane from the United Way were able to share a fun day out at the ballpark with our friends from the Palmdale School District as the JetHawks defeated the Modesto Nuts by a final score of 5 to 2.
Similar to how the JetHawks represent the town’s long standing association with the aerospace industry, United Way of Greater Los Angeles is thrilled to have partners like Rio Tinto and Palmdale School District that step up to the plate to represent and fight for the members of our community that are living in poverty. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of so many all throughout our Greater Los Angeles area and together, we will break the cycle of poverty in Los Angeles County!
As we come to the end of our campaign year, United Way of Greater Los Angeles would like to thank YOU for your generous support of our mission to break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors. As a leadership donor, you are at the forefront of ending poverty in our local communities.
Your gift is helping thousands of people find a pathway to a home, a graduation and a job. In fact this past year, you helped almost 7,000 people get into a permanent home, helped 25,000 students get into mentorship programs, and helped 1,100 honorable veterans find the jobs they deserve. Your continued support will ensure that united we can end poverty in Los Angeles. Thank you!
For the the first time ever, Budweiser Made in America Festival is coming to Los Angeles. The Budweiser Made in America is a music festival to benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ work to end poverty.
Want to see Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Juanes and more at the hottest music festival this summer? Even better – want to go VIP? Recruit 5 friends by July 3, 2014 and you will be entered to win a PAIR OF 2-DAY VIP PASSES (access to the VIP lounge with food concessions, in-and-out privileges, private air-conditioned restroom facilities, etc. valued at $600 each ticket!)
Recruit 5 friends by July 3, 2014 and you will be entered to win a PAIR OF 2-DAY VIP PASSES (access to the VIP lounge with food concessions, in-and-out privileges, private air-conditioned restroom facilities, etc. valued at $600 each ticket!!!)
1) Sign-up to our BMIA mailing list: http://bmia.unitedwayla.org/
2) Share your personal link to the world on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Email – wherever you can!
3) Get at least 5 people to sign-up using your personal link by July 3rd.
4) Be entered to win VIP Tickets & be #UnitedForLA!
Once you’ve recruited 5 friends, you’re good to go. So what are you waiting for? This is going to be the event of the summer, and will likely sell out, so don’t miss out! The winner will be announced on America’s Birthday — July 4th.
WELCOME MARK LOUCHHEIM
United Way of Greater Los Angeles would like to recognize Mark Louchheim, President of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, who will begin his two-year term as Chair, Board of Directors on July 1st, 2014.
Mark Louchheim maintains a strong philanthropic agenda and has been a Tocqueville Society member for thirteen years and is President of Bobrick Washroom Equipment. Bobrick has been holding United Way campaigns for almost 70 years, with almost the entire employee giving going to CPOP, raising over $100,000 this year to help end poverty in Los Angeles. As the new Chair of the Board of Directors, his commitment to create pathways out of poverty for LA County’s most vulnerable neighbors is a top priority in addition to ensuring that United Way’s large network of donors becomes more connected to and engaged with the important community impact their gifts support.
Mark Louchheim serves as President of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc., a company dedicated to innovating and manufacturing washroom accessories, child accommodation products and toilet partitions used in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings worldwide. Previously, Louchheim was executive vice president and chief operating officer for the company, before being appointed president in 1993. He joined Bobrick in 1981 and began his career at Bobrick’s North Hollywood, California headquarters as a project manager.
Congratulations, Mr. Louchheim! Everyone at United Way looks forward to the next two years of fearless leadership to ensure people get homes, students graduate, and veterans have jobs they deserve!
On Friday, June 20th dozens of volunteers came to United Way headquarters to assemble Welcome Home Kits for formerly homeless Angelinos who have recently moved into permanent supportive housing.
Congratulations to Steve Cohen of Auto Club! He received the “United Way Community Hero” award at our Annual Philanthropy Awards this past Tuesday evening.
Steve is the Employee Support Supervisor at the Emergency Roadside Service Center in Burbank. He’s also the handsome man in the back of the photo! Thanks AAA for helping us create pathways out of poverty in Los Angeles!
On Tuesday, June 10th we hosted our Annual Philanthropy Awards at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown Los Angeles. The event celebrated our top Community Heroes who are Creating Pathways Out of Poverty for the men, women & children of L.A. County. Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners.
Organize a supplies drive in your workplace Monday June 2 – Tuesday June 17 (we’ll provide a list of needed items, collection bins, & pick-up for donations). Then, join us on Friday, June 20 to assemble Welcome Home Kits and learn about ways that you can make a difference in your community. Volunteer teams are encouraged to sign-up for this day of community service and fun. Lunch provided. Contact Jessica Yas to sign-up: email@example.com or 213-808-6463
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