December 24, 2019
On Monday (Dec 23) just days before Christmas, actor and entrepreneur, David Arquette surprised a group of lucky ladies at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles by showing up to teach a painting class. Arquette tagged famed painter, Bob Ross, on the painted scene of snow-covered mountains with water and pine trees surrounding on his Instagram post. Arquette is a regular volunteer at DWC and a certified Bob Ross painting instructor. All materials for the art class were donated by bobross.com
The 48-year-old, "Scream" actor posted this photo to his Instagram:
Established in 1978, the DWC is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. The organization’s mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy.
Homelessness in the United States rose for a third straight year and has led to an overall increase of 2.7% nationwide this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Los Angeles's most evident homeless community is on Skid Row. The HUD study found that 567,715 people across the nation experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019, an increase of 14,885 people compared with 2018. The homeless population in Los Angeles County increased to almost 60,000 people in 2019
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