L.A. Works Day 2012 Dates: July 21, 2012 - July 21, 2012
Make a lasting contribution to the public safety and well-being of more than 4 million Angelenos by joining forces with the Los Angeles Fire Department, L.A. Works, and more than 1,500 community and corporate volunteers at this historic service event.
Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 713,762 times to distress and emergency calls of neighbors in need. These courageous First Responders risk their lives on a daily basis to preserve life and property. They also promote public safety and help foster economic growth in neighborhoods across Los Angeles. As an expression of thanks for their service, L.A. Works volunteers will transform the LAFD’s recently purchased Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center into a space that these local heroes can call home.
Designated a California State Historic Landmark in 1989 as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world, this Art Deco building was the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve Center in the United Stages. The military vacated the building in 1995 and leased it to the LAFD for their use. It is now the site of the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center named after a firefighter who, while fighting a fire at the Navy Reserve Center in 1980, fell through a fire-weakened roof and died. This year, the LAFD will complete a multi-year purchasing process to finally own the property.
About L.A. Works Day 2012 Projects: Volunteers will transform the grounds and buildings at the Training Center through projects that will include planting and landscaping, painting, light construction, unique tile mosaic projects, gardening work and much more!
2nd Annual SERVICE CRAWL: For small teams looking for some adventure and competition during L.A. Works Day, join us for a fun, unique amazing-race style volunteer opportunity where teams "Crawl" from site to site solving clues, completing tasks, gaining points and competing for some great prizes! It's a great chance to support the LA nonprofit community over just a few hours time. Check out last year's video! Learn more about how to register your Service Crawl Team.
Corporate Sponsors to date include: Northrop Grumman, Accenture, The Home Depot, Mayer Brown, McDermott Will & Emory, the LA Dodgers, JetBlue, and Pinks Hot Dogs. Join this growing list of generous corporations and local businesses who are providing fiscal support make this event possible. Click here to see the corporate sponsorship package.
GIVE A DAY, GET A DODGERS DAY! As a thanks to our volunteers for their participation in the event, we will be raffling off hundreds of tickets for a Dodgers game (check your calendar before you come to L.A. Works Day to make sure you're available for the August 31st Friday Fireworks night!).