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Volunteers Needed to Help Feed the Homeless

Loyola Marymount University's campus ministry works with locals to help the homeless.

If you're looking for a way to help out in the community, look no further than Loyola Marymount University's campus.

Every Tuesday at lunchtime, a group of volunteers gathers on the steps in front of the Sacred Heart Chapel in "rain or shine" to make sandwiches before delivering them to the homeless who live in the Santa Monica area, said Campus Minister Sister Thuy Tran.

It is something that the students, members of the Loyola Marymount University faculty and staff have been doing for 15 years, according to Tran.

Volunteers are especially needed after the students leave school next month for vacation.

"In the summertime, the students are all gone, so I beg for help," Tran said.

All volunteers are urged to arrive promptly at 11:25 a.m. to help make sandwiches until noon, she said. Volunteers who help prepare the lunches are not all required to travel to Santa Monica to deliver them to the Ocean Park Community Center, according to Tran.

Monetary donations are also welcome to help sustain the program.

To find out how to make a donation, or for questions about volunteering, contact LMU's campus ministry at (310)338-3005, or visit the program online.

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