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Your generosity towards people who are vulnerable is making a difference.
MEND cannot be all things to all people, but with your help, we can continue to be a place where those who fall through the social safety net can find help. Because the poor spend a bigger chunk of their budgets on necessities such as food and rent, inflation and rising cost is devastating to their ability to care for themselves and their families. For people losing their hope in the current economic crisis, your kindness is a godsend. Thank you for being a MEND Hero.
Join our community of MEND Heroes to help ensure that struggling people in our community receive the help and hope they need, when they need it.
Become a MEND Hero today by selecting 'Become a MEND Hero' at the link below or by contacting MEND's Chief Financial Officer, Scott Mikels at (818) 686-7353.
distributed at MEND and through partners across LA County
were distributed to families
consumed by low-income families & individuals in our community
HELPING our seniors through tough times
Rafael and his wife, Elisa, are both seniors who survived the past two years relying on fixed income (SSI) and savings after losing their personal business in 2020. Initially, they expected the pandemic to resolve quickly and things to return to normal in a few months. But as we all know the economic challenges lasted two years.
At some point, their savings running out, and the couple made a difficult decision to stop paying their rent.
“We felt embarrassed…we’ve never done something like this,” Rafael shared.
Recently, MEND was able to successfully help them qualify for funds to pay off the enormous debt they had built up over time. What a relief!
The other day, Rafael and his lovely wife stopped by MEND to drop off a Thank You card.
You could see the emotion on their faces as they said: “Thank you for your help, we are very grateful.”