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Support Union Rescue Mission's Unique Take the Leap Event

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    Nonprofit organization Union Rescue Mission is embarking on a bold event to help raise support and funds for homelessness in Los Angeles.  On October 4-5, participants will start 24 stories up at the Hilton in Universal City and go down from the roof to “Take the Leap” to fight homelessness.

    Each participant must raise $1,000 or more by 6:00 a.m. on October 4. Raising money can be done by signing up at www.URMOverTheEdge.org and using the social media tools on the site.

    Why this approach? First, because it will be a fantastic view from up there. Second — and most importantly — because the crisis of homelessness has reached epidemic proportions and the need is great.  Help take action by going “Over the Edge” in support to help those devastated by homelessness in Los Angeles.

    There are currently more than 59,000 people devastated by homelessness in Los Angeles county. There has been a 111% increase in families experiencing homelessness at Skid Row, 40% of people experiencing homelessness are women and children.

    Union Rescue Mission is the oldest and largest privately funded rescue mission in the nation. Union Rescue Mission is also the only mission on Skid Row that never turns away a woman or family with children. In 2018, the nonprofit organization served 1,278,000 meals, 469,200 nights of shelter, and welcomed 6,274 people that moved into Union Rescue mission off the streets of Los Angeles.

    Visit www.urm.org to learn more.