Union Rescue Mission Leader Committed to Ending Homelessness

Photo courtesy Union Rescue Mission Union Rescue Mission CEO, the Rev. Andy Bales, is dedicated to finding housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.
Photo courtesy Union Rescue Mission
Union Rescue Mission CEO, the Rev. Andy Bales, is dedicated to finding housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.

It was a recent Wednesday afternoon, and the Rev. Andy Bales, Union Rescue Mission CEO, had already put in a 38-hour workweek. As head of one of the nation’s largest and oldest missions of its kind, perched in the dubious center of Skid Row on South San Pedro Street, the Pasadena resident has doubled down on his efforts to rescue the estimated 58,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness across L.A. County. 
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Harambee Benefit is March 3

OUTLOOK photo John Perkins, who founded Harambee in 1982 and will be a featured speaker at this year’s benefit dinner, is pictured with Harambee incoming Executive Director Albert Tate in 2014. The upcoming fundraiser for Pasadena-based Harambee will be held on Saturday, March 3.
OUTLOOK photo
John Perkins, who founded Harambee in 1982 and will be a featured speaker at this year’s benefit dinner, is pictured with Harambee incoming Executive Director Albert Tate in 2014. The upcoming fundraiser for Pasadena-based Harambee will be held on Saturday, March 3.

Harambee Ministries will present its annual fundraising benefit, “A Dream Fulfilled,” on Saturday, March 3, at Fellowship Monrovia (401 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia). There will be an opening reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.
The benefit will feature Harambee founder John Perkins and keynote speaker Bill Robinson, president emeritus of Whitworth University.
This year, Harambee will honor Union Rescue Mission CEO and Pasadena resident, the Rev. Andy Bales, and Seattle Pacific University President Emeritus Phil Eaton.
Tickets are $150, and RSVPs are
required. For more information, visit
HarambeeMinistries.org.