On Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Our Lady of the Assumption, Caruthers Catholic Church community members anxiously waited in line as early as 10 AM. At the giveaway, 47 community members came to volunteer, and 130 families benefited from the event. A special thank you to everyone involved.
Thank you, Adolfo Ortiz from Catolicos en Accion, who generously donated to the Dolores Huerta Foundation a 48-foot-truck full of household items, clothes, shoes, and toys.
Esperanza, a community member of Caruthers expressed gratitude throughout the event, “On behalf of the community I would like to thank the Dolores Huerta Foundation for supporting us and not leaving us alone in the city of Caruthers.”
DHF Vecinos Unidos® and Youth focused heavily on the 2020 Census and civic engagement work, while establishing 3 new chapters in northern Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley: Palmdale, Lancaster, and Rosamond. In addition they organized and volunteered at DHF hosted food banks – holding them during hours more accessible to working families. They distributed food to 3,449 families hard hit by the pandemic. DHF Organizers provided support and resources to help Vecinos avoid foreclosures and evictions and access to other forms of financial assistance. In partnership with local, state and national charitable organizations, DHF distributed more than $250,000 financial assistance to families that were excluded from the Economic Impact Payments provided by the federal government due to legal status. Many of these individuals serve the larger community daily as essential workers.