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SIMI VALLEY, CA – The Indian Community Center and Simi Valley Hindu Temple recently held a community charity drive for the homeless population in the area.
The drive was held in conjunction with the Indian Community Center Tri-Valley Indian Medical Association and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.
The first drive was held on Jan. 19 at the Samaritan Homeless Center in Simi Valley, a news release said.
The charity donated over 100 new blankets to various charities in the county, including the Samaritan Center, Ventura County Hospital and the Palm Springs Homeless Shelter, according to the release.
ICC volunteers also drove to different areas within Ventura and Los Angeles counties, donating supplies to those individuals in need, the release said.
In addition to the blanket drive, the community donated other essential goods
including socks, kids activities kits, daily toiletry items for seniors and more.
To further its reach, the ICC is holding its first food drive on Feb. 25 at the Samaritan Homeless Center of Simi Valley for individuals in need.
The founders of the Indian Community Center and Simi Valley Hindu Temple, Dr. Sanjiv Jain and Dr. Shubha Jain, are working together with community volunteers to help those in need during these incredibly difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.