On Monday, December 23, the Rams teamed up with LA Family Housing to assist Angelinos in need as part of the team's second annual Community Blitz Day of Service.
On Monday, December 23, the Rams, SoCal Honda Dealers and media partner CBS-2/KCAL-9 provided holiday meals to under-resourced Angelinos with LA Family Housing. To kick off the event, the Rams front office staff, Rampage and Cheerleaders greeted guests with a warm welcome as they entered the LA Family Housing facility.
"It's the holiday season so it's an awesome chance to give back and it's great to come out here and help with the LA Family Housing organization," said Rams Rookie Safety JAKE GERVASE.
While Rams staff assisted with grilling and serving duties, rookies such as Gervase, DAVID LONG JR. & NICK SCOTT, CBS-2/KCAL-9 Anchor PAT HARVEY and Miss Los Angeles, Amanda Cockrell mingled, took photos and signed autographs for residents. Guests also had the opportunity to participate in a raffle for the chance to win prizes such as signed footballs and mini helmets as well as tickets to the Rams' final home game in the iconic LA Memorial Coliseum against the Arizona Cardinals.
"I love giving back to the community," said Amanda Cockrell, who is a West Hollywood native, Rams fan, actress and model. "Especially during the holidays, there are so many that have so little. I think it's really important for the LA community to get together and give our time."
While the holidays typically bring joy and the spirit of giving to households across the globe, it can also be one of the more challenging times of the year for those who are struggling with housing and financial instability. With this in mind, the Rams and LAFH worked together to ensure Angelinos in need had an opportunity to be in tune with the holiday spirit and celebrate the special time with the community who is eager to support them.
"The holidays can be a very tense time for participants who are still experiencing homelessness, but the Rams have really lifted everyone's spirit," said Andrea Johnson, Director of Communications for LA Family Housing. "It shows them that someone cares. From pictures with Rampage and the BBQ to the raffles and DJ, we couldn't have asked for a more fun and engaging event. It was truly a highlight of the holiday season for us at LAFH."
LA Family Housing (LAFH) helps individuals and families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and supportive services. The organization employs evidence-based practices and operates 26 properties for temporary, permanently affordable, and supportive housing units across the LA region.
This event was part of the team's second annual Community Blitz Day of Service. During the second annual Community Blitz Day of Service the Rams, community partners, influencers and team supporters impacted nearly 30,000 people across 80 miles of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. A recap of the day's events can be viewed here.