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Humanity Heroes: BigMike Straumietis and Tiffany Rose Distribute 3,000 Backpacks to DTLA Homeless

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

December 24, 2019

On Saturday, December 21, Tiffany Rose, Founder of My Friend’s House Foundation, and BigMike Straumietis, CEO & Founder of Advanced Nutrients ( hydroponics nutrients company) have teamed up with over a thousand local volunteers for Humanity Heroes first event to benefit the Los Angeles homeless community.

Together they distributed 3,000 backpacks filled with necessities to various homeless shelter locations and along Skid Row in Los Angeles.

Photo by William Meserve for The Big Magazine -Pictured: (Left) BigMike Straumietis, CEO & Founder of Advanced Nutrients and (right) Tiffany Rose, Founder of My Friend’s House Foundation

Helping the homeless population in Los Angeles is a cause that’s near and dear to Straumietis’s heart. Humanity Heroes is a recent rebrand of Holiday Heroes, a non-profit he started in 2016. To date, BigMike’s philanthropic efforts have led to donations of more than $500k in non-perishable items to benefit the homeless community. Ghetto Kitchen Soul Food, a local catering company provided lunch for all the volunteers that helped out.

“I’ve had to overcome countless obstacles to get to where I am today, and none of that would be possible without the support of a solid community,” said Straumietis, “That’s why I’m so passionate about providing people with the tools they need to build a solid foundation on which they can see real, tangible growth.”

A donation check was presented to My Friend's House Foundation in the amount of $5k from Humanity Heroes. The event took place at: 540 San Pedro Street - across the street from The Union Mission where donations are accepted every Wednesday by My Friend's House Foundation.

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To donate to My Friend's House Foundation visit: or to learn more about Humanity Heroes click here.

Photos by William Meserve x The Big Magazine



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