Giving Thanks By Giving Back: Union Station Homeless Services Feeds Thousands in Need at Annual Dinner-in-the-Park

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More than 850 volunteers of all ages will gather together on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day to serve at Union Station Homeless Services’ annual Dinner-in-the-Park events. Food is served at noon.For more than 40 years, this beloved tradition has been the staple event for the community during the holiday season. Thousands of volunteers have helped prepare and serve meals – including turkey with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pie – to all who are hungry at Pasadena’s Central Park on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.Union Station Homeless Services expects to serve more than 4,000 plates of food this Thanksgiving, November 26th . The event will feed thousands thanks to the help of volunteers, and key community partners, including the Tsutayo Ichioka & Satsuki Nakao Charitable Foundation, Longo Toyota, Chipotle, Whole Foods, Centerplate, Kids Klub, Super King Markets, Pasadena Federal Credit Union, Homestreet Bank, Dove Properties, and more.“The Pasadena Convention Center and Centerplate is thrilled to support Union Station Homeless Services by preparing turkeys for Dinner-in-the-Park,” said Michael Ross, CEO, Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We applaud Union Station’s work to serve thousands of meals to the hungry and homeless during the holiday season and are pleased to participate in such a worthwhile cause.”Dinner-in-the-Park meal recipients include adults and families experiencing homelessness and poverty, senior citizens, and those who are alone at the holidays or unable to afford such holiday fare. Union Station encourages all who have no place to go during the holidays to come enjoy a meal. All who are able to help are invited to donate their time, food items or funds to this valuable holiday outreach program.“Dinner-in-the-Park is truly a community event and simply would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers and dozens of businesses who make this event such a success,” said Marv Gross, CEO of Union Station.“The event brings the community together even if it is for one day. Hopefully, one day leads to another and another and so on and so on. Thank you Union Station for all you for the community,” said Ginger Mort, member of the Los Angeles Disney VoluntEAR Leadership Council and a Union Station Dinner-in-the-Park volunteer since 2001.Volunteer registration for Thanksgiving opens on November 1. Union Station Homeless Services is in need of non-perishable food donations. A Wish List of much needed items can be found at http://unionstationhs.org/event/dinner-in-the-park-2015/. The community is invited to drop off these supplies (in the indicated sizes) at 412 S. Raymond.Please Note: Due to Health Department regulations, Union Station Homeless Services is no longer able to accept turkey or prepared food donations at the event.About Union Station Homeless Services: Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. Headquartered in Pasadena, we are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With over 40 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of nine programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Limerick Post Show | The development of the new Colbert Station…

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img NewsShowLimerick Post Show | The development of the new Colbert Station district, LimerickBy Meghann Scully – January 11, 2020 982 Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowMeghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Post Show with Meghann ScullyThe Land Development Agency, in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council (LCCC), CIE and the HSE, held the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the development of the new Colbert Station district of Limerick City at the LCCC building, Merchant’s Quay today We went along to see what this development could mean for Limerick CitySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up #KeepingLimerickPosted Previous article2020 Fitzgibbon Cup PreviewNext articleDonal O’Grady excited for ‘great opportunity’ in Munster League decider Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Students consider midterm elections

first_imgJunior Drew Webster said he feels like he’ll pay more attention to politics and voting when he is older. “I know there are elections, but being away at school, I don’t really pay attention to Chicago politics,” junior Drew Webster said. Midterm elections begin tomorrow. Some students said they are politically aware, but they have gotten caught up in school and being away from home. While most said they know there is an upcoming election, some noted they haven’t really thought about the issues. “I’m registered and voted before, but it didn’t even cross my mind [this year],” sophomore Ella Bergmann said. Some students said they have found that being away from their home states doesn’t just remove them from the issues; it makes the process of voting more difficult. Registering to vote with an absentee ballot is different in each state, but most of the deadlines fall in mid-October, according to longdistancevoter.org. “I didn’t vote because I didn’t get all my paperwork done. I wasn’t registered before this,” freshman Rayven Moore said. Early voting is also an option for some students attending school outside their home states. However, not every state offers this and many states require the votes to be cast in specific locations. “I voted early, but there was some drama,” freshman Amy Klopfenstein said. “They didn’t get my registration, so I filled out an emergency registration form so I could vote.” The students who voted were not just looking at the issues; they said also considered candidates and political parties into their decisions. “I wrote in my votes for senate and governor, because I didn’t like either candidate,” Klopfenstein said. “I also voted for a few issues that are important to me.” Other students that voted have kept up on what is going on in their state politics regarding certain issues and are looking forward to see the outcome on Election Day. ” I voted absentee for California,” junior Ryan Geraghty said. “I’m interested to see what happens with [Proposition 19, the ballot proposition for legalizing some marijuana use].” Some students said that while being educated on the issues and candidates is important, the campaign ads candidates run are annoying. While many were home over break, they said seemed to be bombarded with political ads at every turn. “I’ll just be happy to see the campaign ads stop,” Geraghty said. “California’s been called out on the amount of money spent on and the content of the ads. It made me want to vote for a third party just to spite [Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry] Brown and [Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg] Whitman.”last_img read more

Jokowi officiates Asia Pacific Rayon plant in Riau

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officiated on Friday a fiber manufacturer PT Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) plant in Pelalawan regency, Riau — a site expected to improve the nation’s textile sector and the Industry 4.0 road map.In his speech, the President claimed he was surprised to learn that wood could be used as primary material to make textile products. “The plant also has its own nursery with a total capacity of 300 million seeds. Where in the world could we find a manufacturing plant with such a huge capacity other than in Pelalawan?” Jokowi said on Friday.The plant can produce around 240,000 tons of rayon annually. It can also produce 10,000 tons of yarn every year. The APR, an affiliate of major pulp and paper producer Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings, is expected to increase the production capacity to 600,000 ton per year.“We should appreciate this technology. Stop thinking that [advanced] technology only exists in Europe, such as in Germany or Scandinavian countries. We also have one too in Indonesia; it’s located right here, in Pelalawan regency,” said Jokowi.APR’s capability to turn wood into fabrics and garments, the President added, had showed that Indonesia could compete with European countries or the United States. “The competition is no longer between regencies or provinces [within Indonesia] but with other countries. It’s not about rich countries defeating poor ones but about those that can outpace the slowpokes,” the President went on to say.Read also: Viscose may give Indonesia’s textile industry edge in sustainabilityJokowi also appreciated APR’s investment in the regency since it contributed positively to the region’s economic growth and people’s welfare.The director of APR’s holding company, PT Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), Anderson Tanoto, said the total investment allocated to build the viscose factory had reached up to Rp 15 trillion (US$1.1 billion). He added that the plant in Pelalawan was capable of producing 240,000 tons of rayon fiber every year.“We also opened up 1,200 jobs in the region,” Anderson said.The plan could also generate up to US$131 billion of foreign exchange earnings every year and reduce the country’s dependency on imported raw materials valued at up to $149 million annually.The RGE would invest Rp 20 trillion in the plant for the next three years to support its product downstreaming program in Indonesia, Anderson went on to say.The manufacturing company had exported its goods to 14 countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil and several countries across Europe.“We also hope to grow in supporting the domestic market with the support of the Industry Ministry. We hope the government will aid us in supporting the local textile market through the modernization and improvement of machinery,” said Anderson. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more