Weekly CEO Message 3/27/20

Hello LA Corps Family,

As we all take this crisis week by week (day by day), I know that staying connected to one another is giving me strength.

Last week, I shared that conservation corps like ours all around the state and the country are heeding the call to serve our friends and neighbors as we have for decades.

This week the LA Conservation Corps answered the call from LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis and the inspiring team at Baby2Baby. I am sure many of you are familiar with the life-saving work they do to provide diapers, clothing, and basic necessities to children living in poverty.

Our Compton site director, Carlos Campero, said his Corpsmembers were eager to help unload semi-trucks full of donated diapers and package them up to be distributed to families in need. Like all of us, they want to feel useful and help take care of their communities.

In this time of isolation, making new connections to caring service providers and strengthening our bonds with long-time friends is giving us all hope. Thank you to everyone who has reached out, pledged your support, and offered your encouragement.

We are answering more calls from current partners and new connections, and making plans to manage the anticipated increased demand for emergency response services in the coming weeks; I promise to keep you updated on how we are responding.

Stay safe and keep in touch.

Yours in service and gratitude,
Wendy Butts
Chief Executive Officer
LA Conservation Corps

The LA Conservation Corps is an environmentally focused youth development organization. We unleash the power of youth to preserve our natural resources and beautify our urban environments. Corpsmembers make Los Angeles’ under-served urban neighborhoods better places to live, work, learn and play. In the course of restoring the environment and serving their communities, youth are empowered to chart their own courses toward rising out of poverty.

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