To help LAYC meets the needs of its community, LULAC Lambda will conduct a food drive in May and June to replenish LAYC’s food pantry during the summer months. To make a donation, contact Jesse Garcia at JesseGarciaDC@gmail.com.
“We are going to collect food items to support LAYC’s food pantries in the summertime,” said Jesse Garcia, president of LULAC Lambda. “Many people often give during the winter holidays when hunger and homelessness are spotlighted, but these problems exist year-round.”
LULAC Lambda and friends commemorated Earth Day by cleaning up the Potomac River. LULAC Lambda joined forces with Latino Outdoors on April 21 to clear debris and trash on the banks of the rivers near Four-Mile Run in Alexandria, Virginia. The area is home to several species, including the Bald Eagle, our national symbol. The Potomac River supplies 90 percent of the DC metro's water supply.
DC LULAC members participated in the Whitman-Walker Health's Walk to End HIV fundraiser on October 28. Our team raised $875, which will fund high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia. Special thanks to LULAC Women’s Empowerment Council, LULAC Young Professionals and LULAC Lambda for sending members!
In September 2017, members of LULAC Women's Empowerment Council, LULAC Young Professionals Council, and LULAC Lambda came together to help pack and sort 5,000+ items at the Capital Area Food Bank. Thank you for representing DC LULAC during Hunger Action Month!
Nearly a 1,000 supplies were collected on August 2017 to support the clients of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Dinner Program. Coordinated by members of LULAC Lambda, 50 bags full of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, blankets, combs, deodorant, socks and other items were assembled for the homeless who seek food at the small church located in Columbia Heights. The Shrine opens its doors Monday through Friday to feed anyone between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m.
On July 2017, Habitat for Humanity invited LULAC members to work on two project sites to support the building of affordable homes in Washington, D.C. From picking up trash and excess lumber to installing metal brackets on wood frames of future walls, LULAC members moved projects forward to meet deadlines. The project crew leaders were very friendly and invited LULAC to participate in future volunteer projects!