LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Kobe Bryant visited skid row in downtown Los Angeles during a summer night to visit the thousands of people that are left homeless.
TakePart TV and Bryant partnered up to create a five-part web series, titled Mission, which focuses on the people who are left homeless in Los Angeles.
“Getting rid of it,” Kobe Bryant said in the video.” That’s the challenge – getting everyone back on their feet. Get everybody to live the life they should be leaving.”
Skid Row is an infamous area in downtown Los Angeles that hosts nearly 5,000 homeless people.
In September, the Kobe and Vanessa foundation, celebrated the completed renovation of My Friend’s Place, drop-in center for homeless youth in Hollywood, annually serves nearly 1,700 individuals between the ages of 12 and 25.
“There has to be something else bigger than just yourself and what you leave out on the basketball court. You have to use that to affect change and affect change in a serious way,” said Bryant.
In Los Angeles County, there are an estimated 254,000 men, women and children who experiences homelessness.