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Volunteers receive congressional recognition

Martha Barajas United Hands Multi-Purpose Center volunteers, donating their time to the COVID-19 weekly food giveaway COMPTON — United Hands Multi-Purpose Center volunteers, donating their time to the COVID-19 weekly food giveaway here, were presented with

Martha Barajas

United Hands Multi-Purpose Center volunteers, donating their time to the COVID-19 weekly food giveaway

COMPTON — United Hands Multi-Purpose Center volunteers, donating their time to the COVID-19 weekly food giveaway here, were presented with Certificates of Recognition, May 2, by Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-44.

Many recipients currently are in recovery at a home maintained by Victory Outreach Church in Compton shepherded by Pastor Hector Monarrez. The ministry is dedicated to the restoration of broken lives due to various addictions and maintain a home for men who are welcomed in a Christian atmosphere where they are challenged to give God their lives.

According to Martha Barajas, president of United Hands, one volunteer said they had never received a certificate or diploma in their life.

“Our volunteers can be heard singing and praising God all through the week including Saturday when they form a large prayer circle to begin and bless the day,” Barajas said. “All lives matter to United Hands in this pandemic, which is why our weekly giveaway has turned into a labor of love as much for us as those we are here to serve.”

The congressional recognition paid homage to the work being performed by volunteers behind the scenes to assist in a continuous successful giveaway in Compton. Each week beginning Monday, volunteer routines include procure, pick-up, load, unload, sort, package, and distribute food while acting as guides at Saturday’s major giveaway.

Generous donations were made to the United Hands May 2 giveaway by Pizza Studio in ComptonGateway Plaza for providing lunch, TLM Petro, and Victory Outreach Church Additionally, Denise Winn of Winn Expo in Orange County donated 10,000 N95 face masks to area hospitals.

United Hands is asking for donations and has established a GoFundMe under Compton United Hands Multipurpose Center at: gf.me/u/xxgiky

The United Hands of Compton Facebook page can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/unitedhandsofcompton

The Victory Outreach Ministry of Compton can be reached at (310) 635-7087 or log on to:  https://vocompton.org/ministries/

About United Hands:

The United Hands Multipurpose Center, Inc., is a 501(3c) non-profit organization serving economically-disadvantaged residents of the Compton, Watts, and the adjacent unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. United Hands is located at 719 W. 138th St., Compton, Calif, 90223; email: marthaebarajas02@gmail.com or contact her by phone at (562) 656-9011.

About Martha Barajas

Martha Barajas has been a fixture in the community for years known for her charitable food, drinking water, and clothing giveaways in conjunction with local business enterprises such as Walmart. Barajas is also known for being a crusader against brown water and the Sativa Water District which has since been ordered disbanded by Los Angeles County.   

 

 

 

 

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