California Desert Adventists Shelter Unhoused from Scorching Heat—And More News


Joshua Lopez-Padilla, pastor of the Blythe Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his parishioners are doing what they can to help some of the more than 100 unhoused people living locally. “Lopez-Padilla, 28, and volunteers from his congregation have been driving the streets—passing out food and water, sometimes ferrying people to an air-conditioned church,” write Ruben Vives and Akiya Dillon for the Los Angeles Times.

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