CBSLA: Volunteers Assemble 4,500 Gift Bags For Homebound Seniors

LOS ANGELES ( — Volunteers, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, assembled thousands of gift bags Wednesday to be delivered to about 4,500 homebound seniors.

The gifts are the result of a fundraising drive, launched by the mayor’s wife, Amy Elaine Wakeland, to replace 2,000 care packages destroyed Dec. 8 in a fire that razed an under-construction, 1-million-square-foot-plus apartment building in downtown.

“This outpouring of support shows that L.A. is truly a city of angels,” Wakeland said. “Mayor Garcetti and I want to thank everyone who contributed their time andmoney to spreading some holiday cheer to our neighbors in need.”

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