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Spreading Hope This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year for counting our blessings. With the holidays in tow, many of us are busy gathering with loved ones and enjoying holiday traditions with family. While it is an exciting time for many, we must also keep our unhoused neighbors and people living in poverty on top of our minds. This…

Give Back on International Day of Charity

  International Day of Charity was inspired by the late Mother Teresa who is most known for dedicating her life to charitable service. Originally a Hungarian civil society initiative to commemorate Mother Teresa’s death, International Day of Charity on September 5 took off worldwide in 2012 when the UN declared it an international holiday. Besides…

From the President of SVDP Council of Los Angeles, Ray Sweet

Let Us Seize Disastrous Opportunities for Grace

Natural disasters are pummeling our country. This past week alone saw continually raging wildfires on the West Coast, catastrophic hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, and the worst-ever torrential flooding on the East Coast…all with significant loss of human life and staggering amounts of property damage. Thousands upon thousands have been left without food, water, power,…