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Hundreds of Volunteers, Community Organizations, and Elected Officials Join Together for Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel’s Valley Day of Service

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Assemblymember Gabriel with Mayor Karen Bass

LOS ANGELES, CA — Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D - Woodland Hills) was joined by more than 1,000 volunteers and over 50 community groups at Pierce College on Sunday for the second annual Valley Day of Service.

“Here in the San Fernando Valley, we have an amazing community of people who are kind, generous, care about their neighbors, and are eager to give back,” said Assemblymember Gabriel. “I am so grateful for all of the volunteers who helped make the Day of Service such a success and for the amazing community organizations that help make a difference in the Valley every day of the year.”

“It was an honor to join Assemblymember Gabriel in the West Valley for the Valley Day of Service,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “I want to thank the hundreds of Angelenos who came together to assemble homeless outreach kits, adopt pets into loving homes, and more. This is what community is all about!” 

Projects at the Valley Day of Service included:

  • Writing over 3,000 letters to seniors and healthcare workers with Valley Presbyterian Hospital, ONEgeneration, and Rachael’s Bundles of Kindness
  • Transporting and sorting over 500 pounds of food items for the SOVA Food Pantry with Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
  • Assembling over 3,600 outreach, hygiene, and amenity kits for individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence survivors with LA Family Housing, Hope The Mission, and Haven Hills
  • Picking up over 700 pounds of trash and cleaning up the Sepulveda Basin with OVERDUE and Volunteers Cleaning Communities
  • Packing over 600 sandwiches with Project Rise for the West Valley Food Pantry, About My Father’s Business, and Every Day Action
  • Hosting a blood donation drive with Cedars-Sinai
  • An on-site landscaping project at Pierce College
  • Maintaining our state parks with painting and other projects at the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
  • A beautification and renovation project benefiting the Mid-Valley YMCA 
  • A pet adoption with Foxy and the Hounds
  • Planting a new garden with TreePeople and the San Fernando Valley Rose Society for the West Valley Occupational Center