AOJAH Elves: Local Non-Profit brings cheer to Skid Row

AOJAH and the Fred Jordan Mission spread good tidings to the communities of downtown Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On a rainy Christmas Eve, the Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians (AOJAH) brought tidings of joy to folks on the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, where they hosted over 100 families at the Fred Jordan Mission.

AOJAH partnered with the Fred Jordan Mission for a holiday outreach to prepare and serve up hot meals and hand out personal care items, knitted hats, socks, sweatshirts and blankets to a wide cross-section of those that have a need.

Outreach to the community has been a focus for members of AOJAH, spearheaded by Mrs. Joan Crawford-McDonald (President of AOJAH) and Mrs. Rosemary Wilson (VP, Community Outreach) who made dedicated efforts to go out to communities at large.

Toys were also donated to the Fred Jordan Mission and were distributed to families in time for Christmas.

While at the outreach event, CaribPress caught up with Mrs. Willie Jordan (President of Fred Jordan Missions) who ministered to the residents of Skid Row as they entered the Fred Jordan Mission.

Mrs. Jordan had this to say: “I am here because this is where God wants me to serve.  Our first calling is to share the love of Jesus and to be able to help those in need.”

“This is God’s love in action and I am grateful for folks who come and volunteer to show God’s love in deed,” said Mrs. Jordan.

Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions has worked on the streets of inner city Los Angeles and throughout the world to help share God’s love by providing nourishing food, warm clothing, blankets and other vital services to people in need.

The Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians (AOJAH) is a 501© (3) non-profit organization that provide quality healthcare and education programs and services to the poor and underprivileged throughout the local communities and the Caribbean.

For additional information about AOJAH, please contact the office at (424) 249-8135 or visit

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