Martin Luther King Day is very special for us. We mark it with a day of service to others. One year we helped the victims of the Haiti earthquake and assisted an abused women's shelter. Another year we assembled 30 care packages filled with personal hygiene items for the homeless in downtown LA and the donations of clothing were given to a Church in Carson.
This year we more than tripled our efforts to help the homeless as well as school children in Chiapas, the southernmost and poorest state in Mexico.
We assembled 100 care packages for the homeless, filled with personal hygiene items.
A bunch of us gathered at 5:30am the following Saturday morning and passed out chicken, rice, bread and other foodstuffs, along with the care packages to the homeless in downtown LA.
Since the Carrera Panamericana often starts in the capitol of Chiapas we have come to know some of the charities there, especially a fine one run by Jorge Alejandro Morales Ramos. We bought them a refrigerator a few years ago and the E-News of November 2008 showed Oscar delivering it, falling off the truck into the mud! For these kids we put together 100 messenger bags of school supplies such as pencils, pens, note pads, etc. Plus, thanks to your donations, we collected more than 10 big boxes of clothing, shoes and toys for the Chiapas kids.
Many thanks to all ... it was a Good Day!
Douglas AJ Mockett