The Everest Foundation and Danny Trejo are working together to bring bibles and tacos to United States Veterans.
LOS ANGELES, CA, November 19, 2020 /Neptune100/ — We are all living in a state of emergency right now and this has helped us bring a lot closer to each other. In these trying times, all responsible citizens should do their utmost to help particularly those sections of the society who have been the most seriously affected by this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This was Danny Trejo’s reaction when asked about his ‘Bibles and Tacos’ outreach program that has reached out to many underserved communities in the city of Los Angeles in these last few months.
The highly praiseworthy initiative took to its feet in the early days of the pandemic when Trejo joined forces with Dr. Michael Everest, of the Everest Foundation. Being familiar with the philanthropic spirit of Dr. Everest, another long-time resident of LA, the ‘Machete’ actor gave a call to Dr. Everest and asked if he would be willing to team up with him in his planned outreach programs.
Dr. Everest was happy to comply since he was also eager to contribute in a significant manner to the people of the city that has been his home for many years. And thus was born the outreach program. The very first of these was organized at the Kedren Community Health Center where the program organizers distributed fulsome meals along with the Holy Book to hundreds of the inner-city poor, many of whose livelihood opportunities were drastically compromised in the wake of the pandemic.
Aid to US Homeless Veterans
Since then, the program has been hosted at several venues across the city of Los Angeles and thousands of people living in straitened circumstances have benefitted from this. Notable among these were the homeless veterans living in the Westside VA campus of the city.
This was when, this last September, the team of Trejo and Dr. Everest decided that they should focus on extending the scope of the program and, among other things, must look for different means to help the homeless veterans