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Benefit at SPY Raises Money for Homeless Reunification Project

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Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) members Nick Antonicello and Sunny Bak man the bar at the 2nd Annual Home for the Holidays Benefit.

By Angela McGregor

On Thursday night, December 14th, Venetians gathered at Safe Place for Youth to support the VNC’s Homeless Committee’s Reunification Project, at a benefit entitled “Home for the Holidays”. Among the attendees were many members of the Neighborhood Council. They were treated to Mexican food and musical entertainment from Venice blues guitarist Cristina Vane, singer Ronald Troy Collins and others. Homeless Committee Chairman Will Hawkins(who also performed some of his own music) announced that this year the program has reunited 25 homeless individuals with their families, and the City of Los Angeles will be creating an Office of Reunification to explore expanding the program citywide.

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