News Archive - San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

Photos: Needy Receive Thanksgiving Meal

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission welcomed more than 500 people at its 18th annual Family Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, Nov. 21. In addition to the Thanksgiving meal, attendees were allowed to utilize the on-site shower program, as well as free flu shots provided by Valley Presbyterian Hospital. For the first time, the banquet was held at North Valley Caring Services in North Hills., CA 11/21/2017 See all photos at dailynews.com

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Homeless get royal treatment at Valley Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner

It was only Tuesday — two days before Thanksgiving — but Marcela Ysais and four of her five children were already digging into their turkey and stuffing. Nearby, a string quartet added a touch of elegance by playing Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” at La Iglesia En El Camino church in Van Nuys. “It’s just beautiful how they went out of their way for us,” Ysais said about the dinner and classical music that played in the background on Tuesday night. “We’re just taking it day by day, and we’re thankful for being here, and thankful for sharing this moment.” […]

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Mobile Shower Unit to Help Homeless Unveiled

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander helped San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission staff debut on Wednesday their second mobile shower unit for the homeless, purchased with donations to a campaign he launched over the holiday season. “I’m overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of support for the Mobile Mission campaign,” Englander said. “With their donations to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, our community has shown that treating our homeless neighbors with compassion and dignity is critical. The new mobile shower unit will expand the Rescue Mission’s reach by providing this essential resource to those seeking to put their lives back […]

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LA Rams mascot, cheerleaders host holiday party at Valley Rescue Mission

Northridge >> Los Angeles Rams mascot Rampage and the team’s cheerleaders joined forces with Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions employees Tuesday in Northridge, where they kicked off a holiday party at the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Much to the delight of about 60 homeless and needy families, volunteers handed out autographed Rams gear, grocery store gift certificates and boxes of food. Included among the gifts were Hormel hams for the families to take home. “Whatever hams we do not distribute will go the San Fernando Valley Food Bank. So those hams will stay in the Valley,” said Jenna Watkinson, the […]

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San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission replaces warehouse destroyed in fire

NORTH HOLLYWOOD >> The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission celebrated the grand opening Thursday of a 10,000-square-foot facility that replaces a warehouse destroyed in a fire two years ago. The warehouse stands at the site of the destroyed facility at 13422 Saticoy St., and will store items donated to the organization to help raise money for homeless services. About half of the Rescue Mission’s budget depends on sales at its thrift store, the North Hollywood Super Thrift Store. Due to the lack of warehouse space over the past year, the Los Angeles Fire Department helped the service provider collect donations. […]

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San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission reopens donation center warehouse destroyed in fire

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to open a 10,000-square-foot facility that was built to replace their warehouse destroyed in a fire two years ago. The new warehouse is located at 13422 Saticoy Street in North Hollywood and will store clothing and other donated items for the mission’s three thrift stores. The 2014 fire gutted the mission’s emergency shelter and food pantry and left about 10 families displaced. “It was devastating, it was absolutely devastating to see what had happened here,” said Wade Trimmer, the organization’s executive director. Read […]

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A style blogger uses her powers for good to transform a Northridge shelter for homeless families

When homeless families arrive at the new San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission in Northridge, they are greeted by cheerful original artworks on the walls, cozy club chairs and stylish accessories. The families come for shelter and find themselves at home. Credit Los Angeles interior designer Emily Henderson for the mission’s welcoming atmosphere. “My hope was to help set the families up for success by providing them with a warm and inviting home,” Henderson says. “Temporary or not.” Read Full Article at latimes.com

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