Thursday, July 12, 2012

Every Thursday with People Helping People

"Every Thursday" will feature people of creativity and/or ideas of leadership throughout their work.

Los Angeles, California the home for Hollywood's glamour, awesome weather in the Winter, and the highest population of homelessness in the nation. In the shadows of Downtown LA, lies the community of Skid Row. A community once known for its hard workers and now it is a neighborhood for charity, good deeds and special care.

Some important Homeless Facts...
  • On an average night in the 23 cities surveyed, 94 percent of people living on the streets were single adults, 4 percent were part of families and 2 percent were unaccompanied minors. 
  • The average length of stay in emergency shelter was 69 days for single men, 51 days for single women, and 70 days for families.  For those staying in transitional housing, the average stay for single men was 175 days, 196 days for single women, and 223 days for families. 
  • In the City of Los Angeles in January 2011 there were an estimated 23,539 homeless persons, which represents a 9% decrease from the prior count. 
  • What is the public's responsibility for the homeless, can city government handle this on their own?
For 12 years, California Muslim Communities have organized themselves together as the Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD). Volunteers, Organizations and Institutions sharing collective resources for Humanitarian Day (H-Day) projects. Humanitarian Day is a direct social service that provides; hot meals, clothing, medical examinations and essential care that is normally unavailable for people in transition and/or homeless.

H-Days are held during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast for 30 days during sunlight hours. H-Day founded by the ILM Foundation, who organizes by identifying leadership, creating relief and build community organizations to sustain urban life... in Los Angeles, Oakland, Long Beach, South Central, the Inland Empire, Pasadena, Bakersfield and Dallas - making an effort to please the Creator.


Watch People Helping People in Los Angeles, as Creative Roots documents the biggest social service event during the month of Ramadan....


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4 comments:

  1. The video capture my attention! We are doing something similar at our church We feed the homeless once a moth n the N. O. Ill always remember the line one of the brothers used " The bottom line we all are people" to me it meant we all are subject to change.And I just want to say I know CPHD has provided a safe haven for the people As well.Thanks for sharing.

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    1. New Orleans in the Building! These events and our work are very much exciting, at the end of event I supplicate asking the Creator to accept our service....

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  2. That video was inspiring to say the least! I've participated at Humanitarian Day events several times before but never Downtown LA, there's seems to be a different vibe there.

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