Los Angeles Chapter's Day of Service
Members of the Los Angeles Chapter gather on Saturday, June 11th, for a day of service at the local Bishop's Storehouse. The event was sponsored by the Women in the Law Committee. Over 20 chapter members, spouses, and children turned out in support.
The purpose of the Bishops' storehouses is to distribute commodities to the poor and needy as requested by bishops. The storehouses also provide meaningful service opportunities for those receiving assistance and for those desiring to serve missions or to volunteer. To read more about this program, click here.
The storehouse was overwhelmed with so many volunteers from the local JRCLS chapter, some of them ended up going across the street and helping out at the Deseret Industries store. At the storehouse, volunteers stocked shelves, broke down boxes and recycled them, weighed fresh product and put it in bags, helping out in the canning process, and other activities.
Nancy Allred says about the day, "It was a really good experience, and I think humbling for many. A lot of lawyers live in a pretty rarefied world and getting up close and personal with some of these problems was a really good reminder."
After helping out for a few hours, the chapters members went to a local favorite restaurant, King Taco. This authentic and delicious Mexican food was discovered by the Los Angeles chapter president, Terry Highams, when he served his mission in Los Angeles.
A special thanks to Nancy Allred for providing photos from the day of service (captions of which are below).
First picture: Christopher Higham and Kanji Takahashi stock shelves with Sam Petty, a 1L at USC (chatting with another volunteer in the background).
Second picture: Brad Allred, Lia Allred (age 2), and Kanji Takahashi break down boxes.
Top Left: Jeff and Kelly Stephens canning.
Top Center: Onions at the Bishop's Storehouse.
Top Right: Brad Allred and JRCLS Chapter Secretary Heather Takahashi stock shelves.
Center: Some of the staple foods they have on hand.
Center Right: Ladell Muhlestein weighs and bags produce for the produce bins.
Bottom Left: A huge pallet of green beans waiting to be stocked.
Bottom Center: Chapter President Terry Higham (in blue vest) chats with Brad Allred as Terry's son checks out the forklift.
Bottom Right: Brad Allred and daughter Lia (age 2) break down boxes.
By Spencer Waldron
Posted: August 17, 2011