Providing Help, Hope and Opportunity at the SoCal EdCon & Expo

By Shang Hur, Chair-Community Outreach

Los Angeles County is a vast community.  It’s hard to grasp a sense of community when you are in such a largely populated geographic area.  However, when an organization such as the Los Angeles Mission, founded in 1936, reminds us of their ongoing work with the homeless, we become connected again with our community. This is what happened recently at the second annual S.E.E. (SoCal EdCon & Expo).  Ms. Tina Russek, Gifts-In-Kind Manager for the LA Mission, drove through the brutal LA traffic from Downtown LA to speak in front of the S.E.E. general session.

There were many attendees who had brought bags of clothes as part of the clothing drive that was promoted during the conference.  Her gratitude was evident in her speech.  And it brought us all closer as  a community when we were reminded of how this organization is so tirelessly committed to changing the lives of the homeless.