At Barbecue Whizz...Watch My Smoke, our passion for grilling and bringing people together around delicious food is matched only by our commitment to making a difference in our community. It's disheartening to see the rising numbers of individuals facing homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles County, especially considering the profound impact it has on mental health and education.
As of recent figures, over 75,000 people are struggling to find shelter in Los Angeles County, representing a 9% increase since 2022. Among them, many are battling mental illness, their hardships intensified by the stress and uncertainty of not having a place to call home.
Acknowledging the urgency of these challenges, Barbecue Whizz...Watch My Smoke proudly stands in solidarity with two remarkable organizations leading the charge for change: NAMI GLAC and United Way.
NAMI GLAC: Elevating Wellness and Equality
NAMI GLAC stands as a beacon of hope, composed of grassroots-based chapters dedicated to promoting wellness, recovery, equality, and dignity for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Their initiatives extend beyond providing support; they strive to foster a community where mental health is understood, embraced, and prioritized.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles: Transforming Lives, Empowering Communities
With staggering numbers highlighting the extent of poverty and educational disparities, United Way is at the forefront of effecting change. Their commitment to addressing homelessness, poverty, and educational deficiencies in Los Angeles County is unwavering. They are dedicated to ensuring that individuals and families have access to fundamental resources necessary for a dignified life.
Join Us in Making an Impact
Barbecue Whizz...Watch My Smoke recognizes the crucial role these organizations play in uplifting our community. We invite you to stand beside us in supporting NAMI GLAC and United Way as they work tirelessly to create a better tomorrow for those in need.
How You Can Help
Your Contribution, no matter the size, can create a ripple of change. Consider donating to NAMI GLAC and United Way to support their initiatives aimed at tackling homelessness, poverty, mental health challenges, and educational disparities in Los Angeles County.
NAMI GLAC (Click Here)
United Way of Greater Los Angeles (Click Here)