LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles residents are receiving financial assistance thanks to two initiatives, one with the help of a $3 million donation, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday.
The Grocery Intervention For Vital Emergency Needs Initiative received a multi-million dollar donation to meet its goal of giving 10,000 households $300 in cash to help families buy groceries and basic necessities. It is financed through the Mayor’s Fund of Los Angeles.READ MORE: Comedian Louie Anderson Dies At 68 After Battle With Cancer
The name of the person or organization that made the $3 million donations was not released to the public.
“This donation and the donations of so many of you — whether it was $5, or $25 or $125 or more — it’s a testament to the Angelenos spirit, to how we lead with love, and we’re deeply grateful,” Garcetti said.
A second initiative called Secure Emergency Relief For Vulnerable Employees raises money to give restaurant workers $800 in cash assistance. It met its goal to help 4,000 workers in Los Angeles, Garcetti added.
The assistance was delivered Monday, and three-fourths of recipients accessed the funds in the first 36 hours, which Garcetti called “a painful sign of the profound needs of so many in our city.”READ MORE: Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Park Partially Reopens This Weekend; Pacific Coast Highway Down To 1 Lane In Ventura County To Repair Surf Erosion
Ten thousand people donated to the initiatives, and Garcetti asked people to keep giving.
“If you’re last-minute shopping for presents, throw in 300 bucks for a family to have groceries or help a restaurant worker get through these times,” he said.
People who want to donate to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles can go here.
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