On the Friday afternoon after last month’s shooting death of Roberto Lopez , Central City Action Committee, a nearby social service agency in Angeleno Heights, decided to raise funds for the boy’s funeral. Staff member David Bermudez made a collection box and signs soliciting donations and then sat under an umbrella in front of the former fire station that serves as Central City’s office. The children at the center got involved too, standing at the nearby intersection of Edgeware Road and Bellevue Avenue with jars in hopes passing motorists would drop in some spare change. Then, as staff member Gloria Sohaki writes in the recent issue of the Epian Ways neighborhood newsletter, everybody wanted to help:
The Central City kids, after a second collection effort, and staff then took the donations over to Roberto’s family. How much? $1,400.
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