Ontario City Hall
6:54 P.M. PST
D’ANDRE: Members of City Council, Mayor, and residents of the city of Ontario. Today I come before you as a resident of the city of Ontario to put on record my opposition to the city council’s resolution to switch to district voting. Districting will cripple our councils ability to work as a team.
There are many parts of our city that still need work. And the only way that work can be done is if the council is allowed to work COLLECTIVELY as one team to bring all the resources available to the table.
Thank you everyone who participated in the 2019 Social Good Scholarship Fund Essay Contest, who hosted or attended a presentation at your organization or who shared this opportunity with their friends, neighbors, classmates, students and colleagues.
Thank you especially to all of the students who applied to the Social Good Scholarship and who continue to pursue interest in building stronger communities through service that benefits society. Thank you for believing that together we can transform communities and bring people from a place of stale ambition to their greatest potential. You play a critical role in our work to have a significant impact in areas education, economic development, climate change research, health and wellness, and proving resources for under-served communities.
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation today led students from Cerritos College EOPS Dynamics of Leadership Class in a service project that honors the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students volunteered to assemble over 100 hygiene kits to benefit Ontario, California homeless and federal Ontario International Airport TSA workers furloughed due to the government shut down. Discussions about community service, community building, and community sustainability were led by D’Andre Lampkin and Cerritos College professor Henrietta Hurtado.
In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, I hope you will decide to contribute to one of our 4 seasonal programs designed to build stronger, more resilient communities. We recognize that we have been fundraising year round through several platforms and events. If you have never donated, there is no better time than today to show your support and help our programs thrive.
Everyone has the power to make a positive impact in our hearts, our lives, and our communities. During this season of thanks, the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity of our supporters, volunteers, and donor partners that make it possible for us to continue our goal to sponsor and create programs and initiatives that lead to the development of stronger communities and positively impact individuals wanting to lead happier and healthier lives.
The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation met with our donor partners, Kiss the Monkeys yesterday to coordinate and organize disaster relief supplies at the front lines of the fire.
While organizing supplies at Los Angeles Fire Station 84, volunteers saw first hand what the first phase of a disaster response looks like. They’re doing the best they can on behalf of residents and cooperative partnership community organizations is an absolutely necessity so that they can focus on what they are trained to do best.
It is with great sadness that we are once again confronting another mass shooting. My heart breaks for the victims and their families. We may never understand what leads a person to such senseless, horrific violence. But it is clear we can all come together as a country to prevent such tragic actions. The majority of the victims were college students – individuals who had plans to make a significant contribution to society. They were our neighbors, our friends, and our future. And now, we may never know the full potential of their legacy. Even more tragic, Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus’s rushed in to save lives as patrons rushed out. He sacrificed his own safety to ensure others could go home. He is the epitome of a hero.