Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Society receives Los Angeles Humanitarian Award

Where would LA be without its HQ companies? Besides helping to keep us off the unemployment rolls (and providing water coolers to chat around), they supply honorees for the Los Angeles Headquarters Association’s annual awards luncheon.

The Humanitarian Award went to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and its executive director, David Fields. The Society operates three thrift stores, the Circle V Ranch Camp in Santa Barbara for low-income youth, and the Cardinal Manning Center, a homeless shelter and resource center on Skid Row. David tells us the org's also getting into affordable housing and wants to start a medical clinic. One of the priorities right now is to get the women and children at the Manning facility off Skid Row and into a safe environment with schools, jobs, public transit, hospitals, and malls—“the whole bit that we expect to have in America.” David says the Society’s looking to buy an existing property of eight to 20 units that it could rehab, or alternatively a site to develop a new facility using tax credits. If you know of a property and can help, email David at dfields@svdpla.org.

Photo (l-r): Accepting the award for the Society are Connor Johnson, James Bibb, Ursula Hyman, David Fields and Claire Padama. (Photo by williamcole4pics@gmail.com)

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