Letter to the Editor

Help for homeless

San Luis ObispoJanuary 2, 2014 

If you’ve ever questioned the innate goodness of mankind, visit the annual SLO Christmas Party for the Homeless. You will not only witness unprecedented human warmth and generosity, you will also discover that the SLO community is unquestionably like no other. This year, our several hundred guests received a decadent meal, entertainment and care packages with new winter jackets, sweatshirts, sleeping bags and more.

Tremendous thanks goes to: the Odd Fellows, United Way of SLO, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, SLO Camp-n-Pack, Congregation Beth David, Temples Ner Shalom and Ohr Tzafon, SLO JCC, Mountainbrook Community Church, Roman Bukachevsky, William Miller, Talley Farms, San Luis Sourdough, Doc Burnstein’s, U-Haul, PG&E, Ride-On, San Luis Garbage, Apple Farm Inn, Marie Calenders, and our fabulous musicians: Billy and Charlie Foppiano, Frankie Parades, Jerome Taylor and Paul Rinzler.

We are also grateful to the nearly 100 volunteers who brought us home-cooked food and worked tirelessly throughout the day and the numerous altruistic members of our community who give selflessly year after year in order to make life a little easier for those less fortunate.

With tremendous gratitude and respect, we wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

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