“Serve the City LA” helped clean Skid Row today!

Operation Face-Lift/Skid Row got some major back-up today when the energetic folks from Serve the City Los Angeles came to lend a hand sweeping the streets on and around San Julian Street this morning. Dozens of volunteers showed up in orange t-shirts raring to go and ready with smiles for the people of this community. They blazed through the neighborhood with such impressive efficiency, that I barely got  a chance to meet many of them or thank them for their hard work, so let me take this blog post to say, thank you “Serve the City” people! Also, thank you to the volunteers from the Downtown Women’s Center too!

sweeping up and bagging trash for Skid Row, “Serve the City” volunteers went to work on San Julian Street this morning

Steve, who has been faithfully showing up at the VOA Drop-In Center weekly for several months now, is the unofficial Operation Face-Lift photographer and had a lot to do with this group showing up today en mass- more pics to come soon on the OFL Facebook page

Here is Tom, a volunteer from Union Church on San Pedro Street I just met today- thanks Tom!

Below is a video that this group made of last year’s effort, which explains their day of service to the City- interestingly, the narrator was filmed in front of my building looking up Winston Street.

(As a gentle reminder to future volunteers coming to feed in Skid Row, please remember to bring your own trash receptacles and trash bags- most of the garbage that we sweep up on San Julian Street is discarded plastic & Styrofoam containers  that outside groups bring in to this community).

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