A Community Responds

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by extraordinary acts of generosity and support. Nowhere is this more apparent than in CD2.

Councilmember Krekorian has been moved by the myriad ways in which our community has stepped up to assist people in need, including hungry seniors, students having to learn from afar, or families lacking critical supplies.

Volunteers of all ages have made themselves available for hours at a time, weekends and holidays as well, to come to the help of neighbors and strangers.

As Councilmember Krekorian has noted before, we will get through this. In the meantime, he urges us to salute these selfless men and women who in their kindness toward others model the best of humanity.


Clockwise from top left: Madeleine Fugate, a seventh-grader at the Buckley School and creator of the COVID Quilt, has put out a call for people who have lost someone to submit 8"x8" squares with a name, photo, poem, or other item that captures the essence of the person they want remembered. Eden Naftali, Studio City resident and co-founder of Flypaper Tutors, an online platform that connects free tutors from universities with students learning from home nationwide. Mary Jerejian, North Hollywood resident and founder of Shop4Seniors, a university students volunteer program which provides free grocery delivery to seniors in Los Angeles County. Jared Hasen-Klein, a Studio City resident, is part of a team of volunteers - 150 and counting - who are creating shields that provide extra facial protection to health care workers, as part of the SoCal Makers COVID-19 Response Team. Lusy's Mediterranean Cafe and Grill in Van Nuys, provided emergency meals for CD2 seniors.