Members of the City of West Hollywood’s largest labor union -the West Hollywood Municipal Employees (WeHoME) Association – today presented a $5,000 donation to Jewish Family Services’ SOVA Community Food & Resource Program.
In an announcement of the donation, which was presented at West Hollywood City Hall Plaza to Fred Summers, SOVA’s senior director, WeHoME said it “is part of WeHoME’s #WeHoMEGivesBack initiative as a way to thank and give back to the West Hollywood community that has always been supportive of the work performed by municipal employees.”
“All of our members are grateful for the support and kindness that the residents and business owners of West Hollywood have given to all of us,” said Gloria Aviles, president of WeHoME. “Giving back is the right thing to do, and this year we chose SOVA, as we know about the great job they do to meet the most basic nutritional needs of our community.”
“Every day, hundreds of local residents suffer food insecurity, and many go without any food,” said Jeff Book, vice president of WeHoME. “SOVA provides a critical resource to help the community address this need.”
WeHoME (AFSCME Local 3339), a labor union that represents 162 employees of the City of West Hollywood, is an official local of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). SOVA, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, provides free groceries and an array of supportive services to over 9,000 individuals of all ages, ethnicities and religions each month. SOVA operates two comprehensive service centers in the Los Angeles area that provide free nutritious food that nourishes families, helps children perform better in school and strengthens the elderly.