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Neighbors Doing Good

On Saturday, Sophia Tang, Lyra Holahan, Isa Ochoa, Danielle Cohen, Maddie Oracion, Frances Muller and Isabella Bernaldo (not pictured) organized a bake sale on Larchmont to raise fund for victims of the Australian wildfires. 

Lots of neighbors were busy doing good deeds this weekend. Starting on Saturday, we found a group of young teens from Immaculate Heart High School holding a bake sale to raise funds for the Australia Wildlife Fund. Starbucks provided free coffee to support their sale.

Isa Ochoa came up with idea and with a little help from her mom Ruth, she organized the sale and invited her friends to join her.

“The girls raised $675,” according to proud mom Nancy Muller,  who shared the announcement on the Buzz’s Facebook page.

Francine Tansey, Bill Simon, and Jen Levin waited to donate blood with CIty Councilmember David Ryu and his wife Regina.

On Sunday, a number of neighbors gathered in Windsor Square to donate blood at the home of Jennifer Levin, organizer and founder of the neighborhood activist group, Hang Out Do Good.

More than 65 people donated blood to the Cedars Sinai Blood Mobile. This is the fifth blood drive the local grassroots group has conducted.

“Local blood supplies are often short in January, but this year was the shortage is particularly severe, so Cedars Sinai contacted us to see if we could organize a one day blood drive,” explained Levin.

Among those who donated were CD4 Councilmember David Ryu and his wife Regina.

While they waited to make their blood donations, some volunteers wrote personalized postcards to voters in Congressional District 8 to help Democrat Chris Bubser.
Activist Marina Samaltanos writes posts to help Congressional Candidate Christy Smith.

If you’re interested in donating blood this month, you can contact Cedars Sinai Blood Donor Services directly for information on local drives or to schedule an appointment.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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