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The Rams Team with CBS 2/KCAL 9 to Serve Up Holiday Cheer on Skid Row

Posted Dec 27, 2016

Rams players joined Rams cheerleaders, mascot Rampage, front office staff and employee volunteers from CBS/KCAL9 to visit the residents of The Midnight Mission.

This week, Rams defensive tackles Dominique Easley, Cameron Thomas and defensive end William Hayes joined Rams cheerleaders, mascot Rampage, front office staff and employee volunteers from CBS/KCAL9 to visit the residents of The Midnight Mission, a human service agency and homeless shelter in Los Angeles.

During the visit, volunteers were given a tour of The Midnight Mission’s emergency service area, academic rooms and physical activity facilities. Volunteers also learned more about the mission’s substance abuse treatment program, and heard a testimonial from one of the program’s participants, detailing his journey to recovery. Following the tour, volunteers served meals to the mission’s residents and visitors from the Skid Row area.

While serving meals, Thomas explained his passion for volunteering in the community, "We're blessed to be in the position that we're in, so we should constantly give back. I have a passion for the homeless, so I’m passionate about giving back to show I care."

Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission is the oldest continuously operating human services agency in Los Angeles, serving nearly one million meals per year to the homeless community. Its programs in Downtown’s Skid Row, on Los Angeles’ Westside and in Orange County give individuals and families experiencing homelessness the tools they need to get off the streets and into housing.

“We are honored that the LA Rams and CBS2/KCAL9 have chosen to support The Midnight Mission’s downtown facility, as well as our HomeLight Family Living Program through their volunteer efforts,” said David Prentice, Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships for The Midnight Mission. “The Midnight Mission’s goal is to restore individuals and families to self-sufficiency and to address the issues that lead to homelessness. We are humbled and privileged that these extraordinary organizations have chosen to help raise awareness for those who are living on our streets, hungry and without a home by supporting The Midnight Mission.” 

The Los Angeles Rams players, cheerleaders, mascot Rampage and staff have been working to make the holiday season a little brighter this year by supporting several holiday events in the Los Angeles region. The Rams have teamed up with various community partners to host holiday parties, serve meals and provide holiday gifts for local youth and families, impacting more than 2,000 people, including 1,300 children.