Homeless People Have New Space to Store Belongings

First published in the Oct. 2 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

As of Friday, Burbank and the Salvation Army are offering a storage center where up to 60 people experiencing homelessness can put their belongings.
The Burbank Safe Storage and Help Center, referred to by city officials as the Safe, is located at 401 S. Front St., a city-owned lot. Run by the Salvation Army, the Safe is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and hosts dozens of locked, 60-gallon containers.
Homeless adults can ask a Salvation Army worker to retrieve their assigned containers during operational hours, allowing them to access their items. City spokeswoman Simone McFarland said the Safe could also be the second location where belongings collected by Burbank employees taking down homeless encampments are stored. The city currently holds such items at another facility.
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Obituary | John H. Nicholson

John H. Nicholson

John “Jack” Henry Nicholson peacefully passed into Heaven on the morning of December 28, 2020, after a battle with cancer. He was born September 4, 1929 in Joliette, Illinois. He was predeceased by his father and mother and a sister. Surviving Jack are his wife, Connie, son David, daughter Diane Torp, granddaughter Tara Plum, and great-grandsons Jaxon and Brody. He is also survived by his sister Alice Jean Johnson.
Jack served in the Army during the Korean War and after being honorably discharged he moved to California to begin a career in purchasing: First working 20 years for Peterson Baby Products, followed by 20 years as Director of Purchasing for Neutrogena Corporation.
He had a lifetime of volunteer service within his Christian community, as well as volunteering at Eisenhower Hospital. He was an active member of Friendship Church Sun City since 2010. His passion for music, playing the piano and organ, provided great joy for all. He was a man of great faith, integrity, kindness, thoughtfulness and humility. Jack was a perfect gentleman and truly devoted to his extended family.
There will be no memorial services at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be given to the Salvation Army or Hume Lake Christian Camp, 5545 Hedges Ave., Fresno, CA 93727-2223

FSHA Collaborates on Prom Dress Campaign

For the ninth year, the student body at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy collaborated with the Salvation Army for its “Cherished Memories” campaign. This campaign collects prom dresses and distributes them to less fortunate students who attend local Pasadena high schools. It provides many young women with the opportunity to attend their prom in the dress of their dreams.
For the past several years, FSHA has consistently donated more than 100 dresses. Emphasizing the importance of generosity, the school uses this campaign as an opportunity to further develop a philanthropic spirit among the community.
As in previous years, there was a competition among the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes to see who would donate the most dresses. This year, the freshman class dominated, receiving acknowledgement for their charitable giving. Eloise Whitford, freshman class president, presented the 121 dresses to the Salvation Army on behalf of FSHA.
The Pasadena Salvation Army invited guests earlier this month for their “Cherished Memories” event.