PALMDALE – Palmdale City Councilmember elect Andrea Alarcon recently secured an anonymous donation of 800 jackets to distribute to the local families in need, city officials announced in a news release.
The coats are being distributed at various community events this month in partnership with the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
“I am eager to hit the ground running because meeting the needs of all in our community is my priority – the unhoused included,” Alarcon said. “There are so many in our city who are struggling to survive this winter. Providing a jacket is the least we can do to help them. I hope these coats offer a warm added layer for those forced to endure the freezing desert temperatures.”
Distribution began Dec. 11, when volunteers worked through rain, hail, and 35-degree weather to offer warm, home-cooked meals and jackets to more than 300 unhoused individuals.
Additional distribution will occur at a Christmas Posada hosted by SALVA this Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at a Dolores Huerta Foundation gift giveaway and food distribution event on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the Dec. 18 gift giveaway, and the event has already hit capacity.
Alarcon will be sworn in to the Palmdale City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]
3 comments for "Jackets donated to Palmdale families in need"
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Patricia Hopkins says
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Myla johnson says
My kids need jackets God bless you guys!