On Monday Dec. 19, Dean Griffith and a group of real estate agents from Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Regional Office will make their annual holiday trip to the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. Dean and his fellow agents are collecting used clothing, blankets, and any cash or checks that you would like to donate to the Mission. Last year they collected 106 bags of clothing & blankets and more than $3,500 in donations for the Mission.
The annual “Trip to the Mission” was started 29 years ago by Bruce Pfeiffer, an agent in Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Regional Office. After 20 years of leading the trip to the mission, Bruce handed over his duties to Dean. The Union Rescue Mission’s efforts are focused on reducing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County and specifically Skid Row. Currently, Los Angeles County has 3 percent of the nation’s total population, but 7 percent of its homeless population. About 47,000 people in Los Angeles County are experiencing homelessness on any given night.
Coldwell Banker’s Arcadia Regional Office is located at 15 E Foothill Blvd in Arcadia and you can bring your donations into the office until Monday Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. If you need assistance or would like your donations to be picked up you can contact Dean Griffith at (626) 664-9163.