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Hi.

Thanks for checking out our group.

A quick note to any who message(d) me – Meetup has a weird bug where anyone can email (me) an organizer, but if you're not a member of this group or another group we're mutually both in, then Meetup won't allow me to respond. It might be an anti-spam feature. So if anyone messaged me in the past, I'm sorry for not replying. I honestly tried, but Meetup's messaging system is strict. If anyone doesn't want to join this group, but has a question, try emailing me at wisejunkemail@gmail.com

Okay...now about our group:

This group is different.

Various volunteer opportunities are posted.

Events are flexible. You choose what interests you and fits your schedule, availability, and geographic area.

If you want to make a difference and "be the change,"

Consider volunteering for community service events.

Giving back & helping others is rewarding, fulfilling, and satisfying!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, gathering in large groups is not recommended, so meeting new people is tricky right now. However, many people are struggling and suffering, so if anyone feels comfortable going out in public, a few volunteer events are posted in this group, so you and a few others are welcome to participate in helping our neighbors and fellow Americans.

COVID-19 is dangerous and possibly deadly, so please do not leave home unless you understand and accept the inherent risks, and can/will take the necessary safety precautions to protect yourself and others.

During these difficult and scary times, fortunately some kind, caring, compassionate, and good-hearted people are here to lend a hand and help others in need.

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Description from the previous group organizer(s):

"People Helping the Community is a group of individuals who have the common interest to help those in need. Our members will team up with other organizations from all over Los Angeles to provide support wherever it's needed. We are active, and provide a variety of monthly volunteer events from feeding the homeless, trips to orphanages, visiting senior centers, Reading to Kids, Habitat for Humanity, and other great events."

Another person, Derrick ?, started this group and is the original organizer.  I don't know what happened, but other people became organizers, and for a period of time, no volunteer/community service events were posted, and when the previous organizer stepped down, I started posting events so members in this group could still participate and get involved with the original goal & mission of helping people.

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Examples of volunteering:

https://www.instagram.com/socalvolunteers

https://www.facebook.com/socalvolunteers/photos/?tab=albums

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3 groups to choose from:

• Volunteer in LA — https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer

• People Helping the Community in LA — https://www.meetup.com/LosAngelesVolunteers

• SoCal Volunteers United in OC — https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers

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FYI: Many people ask, so I'll mention it here. Wiseman sounds like a fake name, internet moniker, or nickname, but it's my real name. Ironically, I'm pretty dumb. ;)

And if what I look like matters, use a web browser and go to

https://www.meetup.com/LosAngelesVolunteers/members/69743242

and under my main photo, click on "Tagged photos" and you can judge me...and decide if you want to join our group/events/trips. :)

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Introduction & Elaboration:

https://www.meetup.com/LosAngelesVolunteers/events/218808844

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Suggestion:

If anyone joins this group, editing your email settings is recommended.  Many "reminder" emails are automatically sent everyday by Meetup.com, which can become annoying and overwhelming.  Changing email preferences takes a few seconds and is worthwhile.

After joining this group, go to https://www.meetup.com/account/comm/LosAngelesVolunteers

...and set "Meetup reminders" to "Never"

Feel free to change other settings to reduce emails.

For anyone using the Meetup app, in the lower right corner, click "Profile"

...then in the top right corner, tap the 3 vertical dots and then "Manage notifications" and then "Email Updates" and scroll down to tap People Helping the Community and set "Meetup reminders" to "Never"

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Past events (8,215)

Food Service for the Community & Homeless (Hollywood)

Needs a location

Food Prep for the Community & Homeless (Hollywood)

Needs a location

Homeless Outreach on Bicycle (Koreatown)

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Food Service for the Community & Homeless (Hollywood)

Needs a location

Photos (22,547)

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