|(Posted 4/3/2004) |
(By Josh Rabinowitz for SkateboardDirectory.com)
Lake Forest, California * - On Friday, April 9, 2004 *, the Los Angeles * Mission plans to serve "nearly 3,000 hot meals to adults and children, wash and care for the feet of the homeless", and leave many with a new pair of shoes to boot.
For the last three years, the Mission has offered podiatric services to the homeless, attempting to literally heal the feet of those in need.
This year, Etnies * Skateboard Shoe company reports that it will be donating 2,000 pairs of brand-new etnies shoes to the Los Angeles Mission. So this year, the Mission will also have Etnies shoes to offer those in need as well.
The Mission is located in an area of Los Angeles often referred to as Skid Row, which the Mission has renamed Hope Central. The Mission seeks to warm "the souls of the homeless by reaching out to them in a loving manner" and help address the foot problems suffered by many there. Organizers also planned the event as a way of inviting locals to join the Mission's program and to work to improve their lives.
Reportedly the entire block of 5th Street between Wall and San Pedro will be closed to vehicular traffic for the Los Angeles Mission Easter event, starting at 6AM on Friday, April 9.
Expected attendees for the event include etnies CEO/owner Pierre André Senizergues, John Larroquette, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Patricia Heaton,Jayne Meadows, Enrico Colantoni, Ellen Dubin, Edwin Hodge, Aldis Hodge, Arlen Escarpeta, Scotty Levenworth, Marsela Lusha, Gerren Taylor, Courtnee Draper and hundreds of other volunteers.
This article was based on information provided by Etnies.
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