The economic downturn is evident at the Los Angeles Mission. More men, women and children are coming for assistance – looking for assistance like shelter, clothing and meals. That makes the Thanksgiving event even more necessary and special for people facing the toughest time of their lives.
For the past six years Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne, namesake of the Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles Mission, have hosted the Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers from TV, radio and movies, political leaders and others will bring Thanksgiving a day early to thousands of homeless men, women and children. Los Angeles Christian Health Centers will provide foot care and exams at the event.
Joining Kirk and Anne this year will be Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Neil McDonough (Desperate Housewives), Stephanie Pratt (The Hills), Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show), and many more.
The Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11am on Wednesday, November 24, at the LA Mission, 303 E. 5th Street (corner of Fifth and Wall Street).