Helping the Homeless Youth in Hollywood is a Group Effort
Hollywood was helping the homeless on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 as they came together to offer the Third Annual LOVE is Alive BBQ. The annual event was organized by the L.O.V.E Foundation,a non-profit that services disenfranchised youth in Los Angeles, and H.B. Barnum's LIFE Choir in order to inspire and empower adolescents to consistently live a life of divine vision and purpose. The event was coordinated in conjunction with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, the Los Angeles Chapter of The Way to Happiness, the LIFE Choir, In and Out Burgers Foundationand the Los Angeles Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
The Love is Alive BBQ was hosted at the Church of Scientology's Information Center on Hollywood Blvd where homeless youth received food and a dignity kit that included hygiene products and other useful supplies.
The LA Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD ) brought in one of the nation's leading nonprofit fiscal sponsors, PHFE (Public Health Foundation Enterprises) who has served nonprofit and government agencies since 1968. The GRYD Foundation believes that no one's potential should be limited or cut short because of their zip code. Their mission is to strengthen Los Angeles communities impacted by gang violence, poverty and unemployment.
The In and Out Foundation sent the In and Out Mobile Kitchen to the event and donated 500 free meals for the homeless. The youth were also gifted free better living guidebooks called The Way to Happiness along with Truth About Drugs Booklets (including Truth About Marijuana, Cocaine, Prescription Drugs and more) which were offered free of charge by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
Attendees were entertained by the HO3 Band, an incredibly professional teenage cover band that donates their time and talent to charitable causes. All the members of this band are 14-17 years old. Also, entertaining the crowd was the Life Choir, directed by multi-gold record singer musician and writer H.B. Barnum, and an up-and-coming artist, De Jesus.