HomeAid Los Angeles, a chapter of the national organization (www.homeaid.org), builds new lives for Los Angeles’ homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.
The event, in addition to the hosted cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, the evening features a screening of the trailer to the extraordinary documentary MIGHTY GROUND, that premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. Directed by dancer and actress Delila Vallot (Can You Dig This) and produced by Intrinsic Values Films’ Aimee Schoof and Isen Robbins, MIGHTY GROUND follows the journey of a gifted songwriter named Ronald Troy Collins, a homeless man living on the streets of Skid Row, and the impact he makes on those who come to love him. Collins is a living example of redemption and what it means to transform oneself from rock bottom. Following the trailer screening, Collins will perform with original soul and hip-hop big band The Urban Renewal Project.
The event is taking place Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5:00-8:00PM at Kennedy Wilson Headquarters located at 151 S. El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, Ca 90212. Tickets are available here: TICKETS
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today's homeless. The organization builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's homeless families and individuals through local chapters in 17 markets across the country, each working with the local building industry to give back to the community. HomeAid launched its Los Angeles chapter (HALA; www.homeaidla.org) last year.
Of the more than 55,000 homeless individuals in Los Angeles County, 80% carry the unfortunate label of “transitional homeless.” Over half of these individuals are children under the age of 6, and are homeless due to short-term inabilities to meet the high cost of living in Southern California (which just earned the distinction of being among the least affordable cities in the country). These hard-working people do not require extended care; they simply need assistance to get back on track.
HomeAid Los Angeles (HALA) delivers unparalleled expertise and an all-hands-on-deck approach to LA’s housing crisis. An initiative of teams of developers, expert at aligning with local and national builders and local homeless service agencies, HALA brings a unique approach to rehabbing and building shelters, duplexes and permanent supportive housing units. By partnering with HALA, a housing project can be built or renovated at a cost savings of 50% over typical rates. This allows HALA’s service provider partners to create housing that otherwise could not be built. Currently, HALA has three housing projects underway that will provide housing for Los Angeles homeless.
HomeAid is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Fed Tax ID No. 33-0673009. A portion of each sponsorship and ticket price is tax deductible.
There are more than 57,000 homeless people in Los Angeles; MIGHTY GROUND (www.mightyground.com) is the story of one of them. In the film, Ronald Troy Collins makes his way through the days by singing to people on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. As with most of the homeless, Ronald is nearly invisible to the majority of passers-by. But those who stop to listen find themselves captivated by the depth of his prophetic voice, and by the mystical songs he composes on the spot and directs at the listener’s soul.
Enchanted, these listeners find themselves making a deep and unfathomable connection with Ronald that crosses racial and economic lines. This is exactly what happened to producer Aimee Schoof in January of 2016. What began as a random encounter on a downtown LA street quickly turned into a tale of vitality, heartbreak and ultimately, redemption for all involved.
MIGHTY GROUND will have its Los Angeles premiere November 3rd at the Playa Vista outdoor band shell, also with a post-screening performance by Ronald Troy Collins and URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT, in honor of Homeless Awareness Month. The event will also feature food trucks and proceeds will be shared between HomeAid Los Angeles and Mighty Ground.