LAPD Chief Charlie Beck with Ramona Gardens family.
The reincarnation of a much-maligned public agency continue last Friday as the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), with the help of its LAPD partner's Community Safety Program and with the financial backing of a private citizen, staged a giveaway of clothes, toys, food, shoes and school supplies for needy families at the Ramona Gardens Housing Project.
Hundreds of people from within the public housing complex were given the opportunity to take him items donated by a private citizen who wished to remain unidentified. The genesis of this giveaway originated from the hard work of HACLA Resident Relations Director Joel Lopez and his partners within the LAPD's Community Policing Partnership with HACLA. The program is a five-year agreement between HACLA and LAPD to assign dedicated officers to patrol HACLA's properties in Watts and Ramona Gardens.
HACLA Housing Services Director Sanford Riggs (center) has been given credit for reinvigorating HACLA's commitment in providing resident services through partnerships and collaborations. Also in the photo above from left to right, are HACLA Resident Services Manager, HACLA Resident Services Asst. Director Connie Alvarez, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and LAPD Sgt. Emada Tingirides, Program Coordinator for the Community Safety Policing Program..
Ramona Garden Resident Advisory Council President Maggie Aguilar with Ramona Gardens CSP LAPD Officer Stacy Vanderpool.
Ramona Gardens resident with box of giveaway items.
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