Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support for our Sonic Assist program. When snow damaged the awnings of our local Sonic, many employees found themselves instantly out of work.
When Jordan Redmond and the Youth Activity Centers stepped up, it provided a physical location and drop off point for donations. Many community members rallied to donate canned goods and non-perishables for immediate assistance. This allowed us to step in right away.
Donations in the form of coins and checks began to arrive and businesses like Phillip J. Dabney, PC and even Sonic employee, Emily Moulton and family stepped in to help their fellow neighbors. We will never be able to thank everyone, as many donations were anonymous, made at LANB. Many thanks to LANB tellers that were able to allow an immediate path for those wanting to help.
We also worked with Sonic management to provide information for employees of contacts to Workforce Solutions, LA Cares and God’s Pantry at the Christian Church. Many employees, especially part-time are unaware of what resources are available to them. The individuals and families we worked with were grateful that so many people cared for them in a time of need and we thank you.
Executive Director, C’YA
Editor’s note: Thank you to Bernadette Lauritzen herself who worked long and hard on putting together all this assistance for Sonic employees. Her thoughfulness during this time of need for people in our community is greatly appreciated.