The “Spread the Warmth” blanket drive, organized by L.A. Sanitation and Environment during the month of October, collected nearly 1,500 items donated by the public and city employees at 11 locations around Los Angeles.
Donations included blankets, sheets, comforters, sleeping bags, towels and pillows, which are increasingly important as L.A.’s nights get longer and colder. The items collected will be distributed to the unsheltered community through the Cleaning and Rapid Engagement program, which is overseen by LASAN’s Livability and Services Division.
“I want to thank our fellow Angelenos for their incredible generosity,” LASAN Director and General Manager Enrique C. Zaldivar said. “I know the items received will be greatly appreciated. I also want to thank the LASAN staff who worked hard to make this drive a great success.”
LASAN’s CARE program regularly provides mobile hygiene services, tent exchanges, clothing and hygiene kits to unhoused Angelenos and, in partnership with the L.A. Fire Department, COVID testing.
For information, visit bpw.lacity.org.