On Saturday, Union Rescue Mission hosted an Easter Outreach event for the local Skid Row Community. We had live musical performances while guests were able to “shop” for items they needed. Everyone receive tickets that they could redeem for items/services of their choice, such as clothing, shoes, snacks, hygiene items, Bibles and even a foot washing and medical check.
In the past, we have gone out into the community to deliver hygiene boxes. This year we wanted to try something new that would accomplish the same purpose of blessing our community during Easter, but would also allow people to customize the items that they needed and could use, not just a generic box of hygiene items.
The event was a success thanks to many volunteers from Faith Community Church, Rights of Passage group from Faithful Central Bible Church, UCLA students with our foot washing stations, Reality LA Church, A Village Community Church, and Church of God and Christ.