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Apex IT Speeds Financial Aid During COVID-19 Crisis in Los Angeles

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 1:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Delivering over $36 million in economic assistance to help more than 100,000 Los Angeles residents in record time was only possible because of technical solutions implemented by Apex IT.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Delivering over $36 million in economic assistance to help more than 100,000 Los Angeles residents in record time was only possible because of technical solutions implemented by Apex IT.
  • "Apex IT's work helped double our pace of delivery," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • The success of the Los Angeles program led to the non-profit Accelerator for America now helping 10 additional U.S. communities establish similar programs.
  • The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving life for all Angelenos.

H Code and the City of Los Angeles Increase Awareness of Free COVID-19 Testing

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

H Code , the only advertising entity reaching the U.S. Hispanic market at scale digitally, announced its pro bono partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to increase awareness of free COVID-19 testing among multicultural audiences in Los Angeles County.

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  • H Code , the only advertising entity reaching the U.S. Hispanic market at scale digitally, announced its pro bono partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to increase awareness of free COVID-19 testing among multicultural audiences in Los Angeles County.
  • We were honored to work with Mayor Garcetti and his team to increase awareness of free COVID-19 testing and do our part to keep the Los Angeles community safe, said Parker Morse, CEO & Founder of H Code.
  • Los Angeles was the first big city to offer wide-scale, free COVID-19 testing to all residents an effort that has slowed the spread of the virus and saved lives, said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • Provided by the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), free COVID-19 testing is available for all Los Angeles County residents, regardless of whether or not they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Raises Over $1 Million From "Virtual Beastly Ball"

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:30pm

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Beastly Ball, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's annual fundraising event, went virtual this year; resulting in financial and attendance success for the Los Angeles Zoo.

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  • LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Beastly Ball, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's annual fundraising event, went virtual this year; resulting in financial and attendance success for the Los Angeles Zoo.
  • Zoo is one of the very first zoos in America to present their major fundraising gala as a virtual event during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Hosted by actor Joel McHale, this star-studded show featured celebrities and public officials, like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Congressman Adam Schiff, and the Kratt Brothers.
  • The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 55,000 member households representing more than 210,000 adults and children.

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, LoVLA Announce Long-Term Partnership With Honeywell for Acquisition of 24 Million N95 Masks

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 3:32pm

To meet the surge in demand for COVID-19 respiratory protective gear, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) have signed an agreement with Honeywell to purchase 24 million N95 masks as part of a City stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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  • To meet the surge in demand for COVID-19 respiratory protective gear, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) have signed an agreement with Honeywell to purchase 24 million N95 masks as part of a City stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Im grateful for Honeywells partnership with the City, which will help us get needed supplies to critical workers with more ease and reliability.
  • These N95 masks were purchased at a competitive market rate and will be manufactured domestically at a Honeywell plant in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Honeywell has stepped in and shown exemplary corporate citizenship in this partnership with Los Angeles, said Seroka.

Port of Los Angeles Announces Apple Donation of 160,000 Face Shields to Logistics Victory Los Angeles to Help City Combat COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:38pm

Logistics Victory Los Angeles ( LoVLA.org ) is receiving a donation of 160,000 face shields from Apple Inc.

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  • Logistics Victory Los Angeles ( LoVLA.org ) is receiving a donation of 160,000 face shields from Apple Inc.
  • Donated through Apples Giving program, the face shields will assist in L.A.s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Los Angeles thanks Apple for this generous donation of face shields that are critical to frontline health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic, said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, the Citys Chief Logistics Officer during this crisis.
  • Seroka was appointed Chief Logistics Officer by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in March while continuing his role as chief of Americas top port.

Los Angeles Teamsters Secure Coronavirus Protections After Mayor Garcetti Issues Executive Order for Essential Workers

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:06pm

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Teamsters Joint Council 42 President, Randy Cammack, and Teamsters Western Region Vice President, Ron Herrera working in conjunction with Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Council has secured additional protections for Teamsters Joint Council 42 members who are part of the essential workforce that services the City of Los Angeles amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Teamsters Joint Council 42 President, Randy Cammack, and Teamsters Western Region Vice President, Ron Herrera working in conjunction with Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Council has secured additional protections for Teamsters Joint Council 42 members who are part of the essential workforce that services the City of Los Angeles amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This includes grocery drivers, warehouse workers, package delivery drivers, sanitation workers, and public service workers.
  • Teamsters in Los Angeles have been real-life heroes who have continued working during this global pandemic in order to ensure that hospitals are supplied, families are fed, and that city streets are kept clean.
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42 represents 23 Teamster Union Locals located in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Guam, Saipan, and Hawaii.

Triller Donates 150,000 N95 Respirator and Surgical Masks to the City of Los Angeles for First Responders and Essential Workers

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:21am

Triller , the AI-powered music video "social streaming" platform, today announced it is donating 150,000 N95 respirator and surgical masks to the City of Los Angeles in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

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  • Triller , the AI-powered music video "social streaming" platform, today announced it is donating 150,000 N95 respirator and surgical masks to the City of Los Angeles in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
  • The masks will be distributed amongst first responders and essential workers and comes as Mayor Eric Garcetti urges all Los Angeles residents to wear face coverings while out in public.
  • We urge other businesses and individuals to also answer the call and give back to the city that has given us so much.
  • These masks will be instrumental in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those workers who are potentially risking their lives on a daily basis.

LA Hotels Offer 10,000 Rooms as Temporary Shelter for Those in Need

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:07pm

More than 115 hotels throughout Los Angeles County have volunteered their hotels to the County Public Health Department, providing access to more than 10,000 rooms as temporary shelter to support the COVID-19 response, the Hotel Association of Los Angeles announced today.

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  • More than 115 hotels throughout Los Angeles County have volunteered their hotels to the County Public Health Department, providing access to more than 10,000 rooms as temporary shelter to support the COVID-19 response, the Hotel Association of Los Angeles announced today.
  • The unprecedented response by the Los Angeles hotel industry represents approximately 15 percent of all Los Angeles hotel rooms, which are available to protect and isolate population segments vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • HALA and member hotels have been working with Mayor Garcetti, City Councilmembers, County Supervisors and, importantly, County officials to determine how hotel rooms can best be deployed.
  • Our hotel rooms are available now and we know our public officials are working hard to assure the well-being of all Angelenos and individuals who may need temporary shelter, Rozman added.

Alcohol Delivery Sees Massive Spike Following "Safer at Home" Order in Los Angeles

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:47pm

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Following California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Safer at Home" order, Saucey experienced an unprecedented number of users on their alcohol delivery platform on Thursday.

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  • LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Following California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Safer at Home" order, Saucey experienced an unprecedented number of users on their alcohol delivery platform on Thursday.
  • Since March 15, Saucey has seen ice cream sales spike by 500% and soft drinks by 150%.
  • Saucey is an alcohol e-commerce platform based out of Los Angeles, California, currently operating in various markets across the United States.
  • Founded in 2014, Saucey provides on-demand delivery of beer, wine, and spirits to customers via their mobile app and website.

AHF Blasts DWP, Mayor Garcetti for Service Delays at its Madison Hotel on Skid Row

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 4:53am

PRESS TELECONFERENCE: AHF Blasts City, Mayor Garcetti for DWP service delays; will also address Madison Hotel tenants complaints

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  • PRESS TELECONFERENCE: AHF Blasts City, Mayor Garcetti for DWP service delays; will also address Madison Hotel tenants complaints
    The elevator has been out of commission in the 208 room, five-story hotel for at least the last nine months.
  • To date, only one or two tenants had taken up the offer of room change.
  • Healthy Housing Foundation In late 2017, AHF launched the Healthy Housing Foundation (HHF) to provide housing units at an affordable cost to extremely-low-income people, including families with children, and those previously unsheltered or homeless.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare .