Vandals and graffiti taggers have been a constant nuisance to the donations truck of Hope for Homeless Youth Christian Outreach Ministry. Break-ins force the charity to move the truck from their South Los Angeles building to Tujunga where volunteers live and drive the truck. Pastor Clayton Golliher founder and director of Hope for Homeless Youth says “it’s unfortunate that these individuals are the persons we seek out and try to lend a helping hand to.”
ABM Enterprise, Inc. supporters of the ministry gave permission to park the truck at the empty lot they own on Foothill Bl. and Haines Canyon. Taggers have targeted the truck and have made it their background for graffiti, it has been vandalized and broken into a number of times at this location. Pastor Clayton seeks the generosity of another business owner with a secure fence in property to permit overnight parking of the truck. The Pastor mentions that they do not use the truck every day. “We pick up donations a few times a week like food and clothing to give to homeless persons, we also pick up donated computer equipment to refurbish, youth training, give away and fundraising proposes.
Pastor Clayton asks to contact one of the volunteer drivers, Martin Lozano at 818-441-3303 to arrange parking space.