A FUNdraiser gala for a great cause...and right in our neighborhood. Can't wait to see all of our friends from the building industry supporting this amazing organization on Thursday evening!
HomeAid Los Angeles: Mission
""Building new lives for Los Angeles' individuals and families experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach.' Our mission gives us broad latitude to engage in building projects across the entire continuum of care, from emergency shelters and transitional housing to permanent/supportive housing. Every HomeAid project offers support services such as education and job skills training, physical and emotional support that help residents move toward self-sufficiency."
HomeAid's Core Values
"Every individual has worth and human dignity and deserves the basic provision of shelter as a necessity of life. Most homeless people do not want to be homeless and will respond with self-initiative to improve themselves if given the opportunity. As citizens of this nation, we have a civic and moral responsibility to better the lives of others by sharing with others the gifts and talents we possess."
Weston/Mason was proud to attend the fourth annual HomeAid Los Angeles fundraiser gala, An Evening Under the Stars, and to spend time with a new client who works toward ending homelessness — Gerald E. Thompson, Co-founder and Executive Director of Pathways To Your Future (PTYF).
Held at The CenterPointe Club in Playa Vista, the event featured live music, dancing, dinner, and a silent auction. HomeAid LA is a 501(C) (3) charity that assists local service providers in teaming with builders, vendors and suppliers who donate their labor, time and materials to build housing for homeless families and individuals.
Recent HomeAid LA projects include:
The Lighthouse at Long Beach Rescue Mission’s Lydia House facility will provide transitional housing for homeless women and children. The project includes 44 beds, a multi-purpose space, a living room, playroom and staff offices, and a courtyard and patios.
NHF’s Pico Union Recuperative Care Facility celebrated its Grand Opening in late 2018 with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. This 62-bed, 13,000-square-foot recuperative-care facility is for homeless residents discharged from nearby hospitals, and was a partnership between HomeAid LA and the National Health Foundation. The facility offers semi-private rooms, family-style dining, visiting hours for local families, and a community garden for residents and neighbors.
You can learn more about HomeAid Los Angeles here: http://www.homeaidla.org/.
Pathways To Your Future provides comprehensive education, health, and human services to reduce homelessness of underserved individuals, youth, and families while promoting their development and enriching the communities of Los Angeles County. You can learn more about PTYF here: http://ptyf.org/
Pantone has just revealed its 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, calling it a “reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence, and connection.”
Unlike last year’s choice of Living Color—and 2018’s Ultra Violet—Classic Blue is a more “timeless and enduring hue” that highlights “our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era,” they said.
If that sounds like it is slightly politically and socially motivated—that could be by design, although, much like the execution of the color itself in fashion and home, much is up to interpretation.
“We’re living in this time now where things seem to be, around the world, a little bit, I don’t want to use the word unstable, but let’s just say a little shaky,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “Nothing is absolutely certain from one moment to the next.”
As the New York Times noted, “Pantone wouldn’t get too specific about why people feel ‘shaky.’ Political unrest seemed an obvious source of the tremors, but, Ms. Pressman said, “we weren’t looking at this as a political message.” The decision wasn’t about impeachment or the election or Brexit. It also wasn’t a sly endorsement of the blue Democratic Party.”
It should be noted that the potential political undercurrents of the color choices have been widely discussed in year’s past, but Pantone instead points the finger at technology as the culprit of rising anxiety. “Classic Blue ‘provides a refuge,’ according to Pantone, fulfilling a ‘desire for a dependable, stable foundation.’”
That desire also drove the use of a similar color on the Pathways to Your Future website, which Weston/Mason recently designed. The company provides comprehensive education, health, and human services to reduce homelessness of underserved youth, adults and families in Los Angeles County. They are, quite literally, harbingers of hope, and blue was the perfect color with which to tell their story.
Learn more about Pantone’s Color of the Year here. You can also learn more about PTYF on their website.