January – February 2023 Newsletter

PPTFH Client Michael

Christmas Miracle

BYLINE: Sharon Kilbride

On December 21, 2022, around 8 in the morning, two of our volunteers, Carmen and Cindi, found a new unhoused individual sitting in the parking lot of Gladstone’s restaurant. He was covered with blankets and holding a small bunny rabbit, which he had found on the beach.

Carmen and Cindi learned that Michael came from Alabama, was tired of living on the streets of Los Angeles, and wished to return home. Carmen called our Outreach Worker, Glanda, who contacted Michael’s family in Alabama. His family was overwhelmed with joy! They immediately arranged for a plane ticket for Michael to return home to Alabama.

On December 22nd our Outreach Team gave Michael new clothes and some cash, then put him on a plane back to Alabama where he was reunited with his family, just in time for Christmas.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and Outreach Team for making this Christmas miracle come true.