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Under The Bridges And On The StreetsUnder The Bridges And On The Streets
"Under The Bridges and On the Streets" is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit hands-on service organization. Founded ten years ago, "Under the Bridges" is dedicated to serving the homeless where they live, on the streets, under bridges and in camps. Our pur... Read more
"Under The Bridges and On the Streets" is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit hands-on service organization. Founded ten years ago, "Under the Bridges" is dedicated to serving the homeless where they live, on the streets, under bridges and in camps. Our purpose is to provide food and clothing to those in need with an awareness of the heart. We are a direct service organization of volunteers who believe in the dignity of the individual and strive to enhance the lives of those we serve as well as those who serve. We meet the last Saturday of every month, join us and be of service!
Our all-volunteer program prepares and distributes food, clothing and personal care items directly to the streets, feeding the homeless population of Los Angeles. We prepare nutritious bagged meals and deliver them along with personal care products, new and used clothing and blankets. We serve the homeless on the streets, where they live, which includes the elderly, men, women and children. A special aspect of our program is that we physically take food to the homeless, where they live, Under the Bridges and On the Streets. This often takes us into alleys, empty lots and other places where the homeless congregate. We personalize our service whenever possible, whether providing meatless sandwiches for vegetarians, turkey sandwiches for homeless Muslims, or sugar free treats for diabetics.
by John S. from Los Angeles, CA
(Administrator for this Organization)(2015-11-24 18:59:52.0)
They are a small group of all volunteers, and we made lunches for close to 800 people that live in the streets. I was able to go on a route which is unusual I guess for a first timer. It was pretty awesome we went to places where no other group goes. Our driver shouted out at this one place, in Spanish and English "Is anyone hungry?" and I saw this sewer lid unscrewing itself from the inside and 3 people popped out that live there! It blew my mind.
by Christian C. from Los Angeles, CA
I was told through email that they had enough volunteers and I would not be able to participate in the event. He said I could stop by and see what they were about, but that was about it. I guess I'll find a different organization that needs help.