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by Christin Weir — July 12, 2016

Pre-PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release


Kitty Davis-Walker                                    or                 Alexandra Monsibaez

(213) 673-4585 or (213) 507-5562                      (213)673-4882 or (213)200-1758

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JULY 13th 2016


LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA (July 2016) On Wednesday July 13th 2016, Union Rescue Mission (URM) will host their 13th Annual Christmas in July thanks to their longtime partner SUBWAY® Restaurants!  Christmas in July will feature fun games, prizes, and face painting!  Over 200 kids of all ages from URM and Hope Gardens Family Center will be treated to 20 TONS OF SNOW!



“Christmas in July” is sponsored by SUBWAY® Restaurants who will cater lunch for all of the families, along with cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and special guest appearance from Santa Claus in Bermuda shorts because it is July after all! The fun begins at 10:00am so watch out for flying snow balls and lots of fun for hundreds of deserving children experiencing homelessness on Skidrow.

“I am not sure who has the most fun, our precious kids, their moms who jump in and become like kids again, our Union Rescue Mission staff, SUBWAY, or me? This event leaves smiles on our faces for weeks!”  says Andy Bales, Union Rescue Mission Chief Executive Officer



Media Photo Opportunities:   

  • Children playing in the Snow 10:00 a.m.

  • Santa Claus arrives at URM    11:15 am

  • SUBWAY Caters Lunch to the Children 12:00 noon



About URM

URM is one of the largest missions of its kind in America — bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. URM provides comprehensive emergency and long-term recovery services to our guests to help them escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row and transition from homelessness to independent living.


About URM's Hope Gardens Family Center

Nestled in the foothills of the Angeles national forest, HGFC offers a peaceful setting and transitional living to moms, children, a number of single women and permanent supportive housing to senior women.  In addition to food and shelter, HGFC offers the real help women need to escape homelessness forever, long-term rehabilitation programs, job training, counseling, training and encouragement.

Twitter: @URM


Instagram: @UnionRescueMission


Attention Job Seekers!

by Christin Weir — July 11, 2016

URM will be hosting a hiring event on August 3, 2016 from 8am-12pm to help those who are unemployed. Prior to this event, you will be guided in updating your resume and educated on proper dress attire and interviewing. You will also complete a background check and job skills assessment. Parking will be provided. If interested, please contact 213-673-4591.


Calling all employers!

by Christin Weir — July 11, 2016

URM will be hosting a hiring event on August 3, 2016 to help those who are unemployed. Prior to this event, we will guide the job candidates in preparation by assisting them in updating their resumes and educating them through workshops such as proper dress attire and interviewing techniques. They will also complete a background check and a job skills assessment. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this effort to get the people of Los Angeles employed. In return, we will offer you great candidates for the employment opportunities provided while promoting of your business. Please respond by July 27, 2016 by contacting 213-673-4591.


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