Gimme Shelter

Here’s another one for Thanksgiving…

An outdoor products company in Los Angeles is distributing more than one thousand protective tarps to that city’s homeless population for Thanksgiving. will help keep some of the rain and inclement weather off of folks living in the streets—shelters and missions are fuller than they’ve been in ages, homeless rates have skyrocketed, and there aren’t enough indoor spaces or beds for everyone. The street is the only choice for some, and the preference for a few. Soaking wet clothing and dropping temperatures (even Southern California’s relatively mild winter temperatures) are a recipe for hypothermia. a 5’x7′ tarp can genuinely save a life.

The donated tarps will be packaged individually so they can be handed out to one person at a time. Two days before Thanksgiving (that’s this coming Tuesday), the portable protection will be distributed. The waterproof plastic material is recyclable in the same category as soda bottles.

If you are in L.A. and would like to lend a hand…



Tarp distribution day:
Date: Nov. 24, 2009
Time: 11:00am
Location: Los Angeles Mission Inc. 303 E 5th Street , Los Angeles , CA 90013

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