More than 350 people attended the annual SCV Boys and Girl’s Club Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday evening November 22 at the Canyon Country/Sierra Vista facility, benefiting Club families and families from Single Mother’s Outreach.
Boys and Girls Club Senior Professional Officer Jim Ventress said everyone involved was overwhelmed by the generosity of their community.
Plum Canyon Elementary total amount it was $2,227!
With the money raised at Plum Canyon Elementary our veteran Joshua Murphy was able to get a new shower. Joshua hurt his back and head in Iraq after being struck by mortar and gets dizzy and cannot bend over in the shower, the shower was also very old and moldy, which was very hard for Joshua to fix due to his low income and back problems. Now he has a brand new shower with a seat and hand rails so that he will not fall down or over and can be more independent and safe in his home. It is a wonderful holiday gift.
Carl Goldman and Jeri Seratti-Goldman, co-owners of KHTS-AM 1220 along with Mike Mizrahi, from the Gas Company and Board Member of the Habitat For Humanity Santa Clarita/San Fernando affiliate were honored by Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean for their creation of the SCV Homes for Heroes Program.
Nickels for Nails is the youth-led fundraising component of Youth United, our initiative that mobilizes youth ages 5-25 to fund raise for the SCV Homes for Heroes program. It’s easy to help, and even the youngest child can understand the purpose, as the jar fills up and the kids receive updates on the veterans we have been able to help and home modifications that change their lives.
Thirty local Santa Clarita business leaders attended Bowman High School's Career Day. Among them were firefighters, police officers, and Carl Goldman, AM 1220 KHTS Co-Owner/Founder. This event allows for students to explore the many different career options that are available post high school.
The 3rd Annual American Dream Walk was on October 15. A great day of fundraising, fun, and advocacy, this event featured a walk, a home dedication ceremony and a community BBQ with live entertainment. Projects were chosen and how the funds raised will benefit. Funds raised in San Fernando will help construct 12 new homes on Cobalt Street in Sylmar. Funds raised in Santa Clarita will go to the new SCV Homes for Heroes project, a program to provide housing assistance to veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley.