L.A. City Council member Bob Blumenfield has announced emergency grants of $10,000 for four nonprofits fighting COVID-19 in the West San Fernando Valley.
The recipients are West Valley Food Pantry in Woodland Hills; West Valley YMCA in Reseda, which is opening its showers to the homeless and organizing clothing and blood drives; Guadalupe Center, a Catholic charity in Canoga Park; and ONEGeneration, a senior care organization in Reseda.
The grants are the first stage of a program by Blumenfield to give $100,000 from his office’s discretionary funds to nonprofits struggling to fill high demand amid a shortage in donations and volunteer workers.
“This is a tough time for the West Valley,” said Blumenfield in a statement. “Many families cannot afford groceries and are going to their local food pantry for the first time. But nonprofits are hurting, too, and are already struggling to get services to their clients. Nonprofits in the West Valley need support now more than ever.”