MySafe:LA has utilized grant funds from the Ahmanson Foundation to support our CPR education initiatives in LAUSD high schools. Today, our CPR programs are essential, as California Assembly Bill 1719 requires a CPR course for students who wish to graduate from high school. By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Ahmanson Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of Los Angeles.
MySafe:LA has received multiple grants from the Ralph M Parsons foundation during the past decade. Since 1978, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation’s grant awards have helped Southern California’s nonprofit organizations (such as MySafe:LA) improve the broad fabric of the entire community. Funding from the Parsons Foundation has supported our work with older adults and those in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The first grant ever received from MySafe:LA was provided by the late William “Bill” Rolland. He recognized the vision presented of a safer, more resilient Los Angeles, and moved to support our efforts with multiple grants. During his time as a firefighter, Bill gave meaning to the word dedication. During the Mandeville Canyon mudslides of 1969, he was buried alive while attempting to save the life of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s brother. Rolland spent weeks recovering in the hospital, and later received the Medal of Valor. He passed away in 2020, and is fondly remembered for his devotion to the MySafe:LA mission.
E-Access is focused on issues related to public safety and the impact of vision challenges for the at-risk and elderly. MySafe:LA has utilized grant funds from E-Access to support our older adult fire awareness and prevention presentations, as well and the distribution of “GO” bags filled with life safety materials to be used in the event a person must evacuate from their home.
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