Katina Holliday, left, welcomes a guest to the “Shop & Shower” event. (Courtesy photo)

Good Shepherd Baptist Church, located at 5120 West 53rd Street in Los Angeles, was the site of the inaugural “Shop & Shower” sponsored by Katina Holliday of Holliday’s Helping Hands (HHH), a nonprofit that specializes in finding housing for this vulnerable population and preparing them to live independent and productive lives.

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The event, held on May 17, attracted scores of unhoused individuals taking advantage of the free offerings.  Attendees were able to select clothing, take showers if desired, enjoy a nutritious lunch, and receive hygiene kits containing sunscreen in anticipation for the summer months.

A Holliday Helping Hands volunteer distributes socks and underwear to guests. (Courtesy photo)
Holliday, right, greets guests to the “Shop & Shower” event at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. (Courtesy photo)