This building might have once served as an auto body shop where vehicles were repaired, but later it served the community to repair people.
Helpers for the Homeless and Hungry (HHH) was a food bank, training center, recycling center, thrift shop and more for people in South Central Los Angeles. HHH was founded and operated by ‘Mom’ Humphery, one of the most giving people anyone could meet.
Mom is a lady with grand vision and great ingenuity. With practically no visible resources, she managed to occupy not just this building, but all the buildings in the block. They included a print shop, book store, auto repair training, among other services. She hosted a television program where people in the community could share and find answers for their personal and professional lives. Her grand vision was to build a homeless shelter where people could stay temporarily while they were trained for gainful employment. She is the Mother Teresa of South Central Los Angeles.
I had the opportunity to share Christ with several people who stopped by to watch me paint en plein air at this location.