Group 1 went to the Los Angeles Mission in the morning where they started out by scrubbing the shower stalls and restrooms, prepping for lunch and creating posters for July 4th celebrations. After watching a short video about the mission, they had lunch with the guests there and cleaned up after. LA Mission is a faith based organization that meets the needs of their guests by providing food, clothing, shelter and a school program to get them back on their feet. They then went to Union Rescue Mission where they did more cleaning and also took care of childcare. This included watching a movie, painting, playing with toys, card games, etc.
Group 2 started their day at the Salvation Army site and conducted VBS. Our youth were amazing at planning and conducting the VBS and also by playing musical instruments and having a lot of fun with the kids. From there, they went to the dollar store to pick out prizes for the bingo game, which was at the Angel’s Nursing Center shortly after.