BENEFITING: VEDANTA SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
HOURS PLEDGED: 5,000
Mileage Tracker: 40,000
Couple in Irvine, CA volunteer each weekend as docents and gift shop/bookstore weekend managers, harvesting organic veggies and fruit to sell, provide dog care for two large dogs, cutting invasive species annually in old growth Oak habitat. We have gladly paid our expenses for three years in this current position, but due to long-term unemployment, we need help to continue the service we have been giving to the Orange County, San Diego & LA communities. We drive 20 miles each way to get there and back home, every weekend, Saturdays and Sundays. We are there 9 am - 5 pm. It all adds up - gas, gear and some supplies costs $8,000 per year out-of-pocket. We at least triple that amount in money generated at the temple, so every dollar you give makes three or four for the charity work we do, providing access to this important spiritual place in Trabuco Canyon.