Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
V Australia Gives Back During Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is a festival celebrated in the United States and traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for the blessings in one’s life. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, V Australia’s US based team came together as volunteers on 29 November to help out The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, a broad-based grass-roots organization which for the past 22 years has served a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night to the homeless and hungry.
Every night a community comes together at the barren street corner of Sycamore and Romaine, along the border of Hollywood and West Hollywood. On one side of a line of tables were the V Australia team members and the volunteers of The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, a broad-based grass-roots organization which for the past 22 years has served a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night to the homeless and hungry. On the other side were 200 men and women who have somehow fallen through the cracks, and for whom the meal they were about to eat might well be the only meal they had all day.
In the spirit of the holiday season of sharing and giving thanks, serving a meal to the homeless and hungry was a rewarding experience for the team and they hope to volunteer again very soon.
Photo: Helping at the event, (left to right) Sean Lutkenhouse, Neda Nazem, Vito Anzelmi, Victoria Philippe, Vicki Ferguson, Cat Huettner, Kathryn Rocha.