Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bonin Helps Paint Facility for Veterans Organization

Westside City Councilman Mike Bonin visits New Directions in West L.A. to help promote the organization's mission in aiding homeless veterans.

City Councilman Mike Bonin visited veterans service organization New Directions in West Los Angeles Sunday morning to help paint the main gathering room at the organization’s facility.

“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans,” said Bonin, adding that we may never be able to fully repay that debt, but he wants to help.

Bonin, who spoke frequently on his campaign about efforts to “move Los Angeles forward, do good and get things done,” sent an email to supporters last week, requesting they join him to volunteer on Sunday.

“This is the part where we do good,” Bonin wrote.  “I hope you can join me to support New Directions in its mission to help homeless military veterans.”

Since 1992, New Directions for Veterans has provided comprehensive services to thousands of veterans in Los Angeles County.

More than 600 men and women seek assistance from the agency each year, and as many as 220 veterans receive round-the-clock care at the organization’s five different residential treatment centers, including the West L.A. center.

For more information on New Directions, visit its website.

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