Heading into Thanksgiving, Councilman Curren Price led efforts to distribute more than 1,300 turkeys to families, churches, schools and community groups in District 9.
The Office of Councilman Price partnered with about 40 local nonprofits to identify families in need. Gift cards and vouchers were also provided to help families prepare a Thanksgiving meal.
"It has been my honor to support thousands of community members through the years as part of my Office's annual turkey giveaway," Price said. "We want to make sure our friends and neighbors, who might be struggling financially, are able to enjoy a warm and hearty Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones."
In commemoration of Veteran's Day, the City Council honored 15 brave and selfless warriors during a special presentation this week. Each Councilmember selected an honoree living in his or her District to thank them for their service and commitment.
Councilman Curren Price shined a bright light on Mickiela Montoya, a District 9 veteran whom you might have read about in the book "The Lonely Soldier." She was also featured on CNN, ABC World News Tonight and The Oprah Winfrey Show, among other outlets.
Mickiela served in the California Army National Guard and Army Reserves for eight years, including a deployment to Iraq for one year as a military police officer. After returning to the United States, she dedicated herself to raising public awareness on the lack of services available to help female veterans. Today, this extraordinary Council District 9 resident works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is carrying out her life's mission.
Thank you Mickiela for your love for country, democracy and humankind.
Attention CD 9 residents: Have you been naughty or nice? The FREE Winter Wonderland at Vermont Square Park is weeks away but we want families to save the date for this very special community event.
The annual celebration, organized by the Office of Councilman Curren Price, gets underway Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m. at 1248 W. 47th St., Los Angeles 90037. Join Team Price for a celebration that will feature snow slides, entertainment, music, raffles, and an arts & crafts children’s area. PLUS, the first 500 people will get free food.
What: Vermont Square Winter Wonderland
When: Thursday, Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Vermont Square Park, 1248 W. 47th St., Los Angeles 90037
More information: Councilman Price Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651