Lake Forest, CA. (02 April, 2004) – On Good Friday, the Los Angeles Mission will serve nearly 3,000 hot meals to adults and children, wash and care for the feet of the homeless, and give them over 2,000 brand-new pairs of etnies shoes.

For the last three years on Easter, the Los Angeles Mission has offered podiatry services to the homeless, healing the feet of those in need. Located in an area often referred to as Skid Row, this foot care warms the souls of the homeless by reaching out to them in a loving manner. The effort is an outreach by the Los Angeles Mission Medical Clinic to address the foot problems suffered by many on Skid Row, an area the Mission has renamed Hope Central.

This Easter event is a way of inviting the less fortunate, who seldom receive normal loving contact, to join the Mission’s program to help them get off the streets permanently. In addition to receiving podiatric care, participants will receive a warm meal, an Easter gift bag, and a free pair of etnies shoes!

Hosted by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., plus hundreds of volunteers that will participate, the event will also include Patricia Heaton, John Larroquette, Jayne Meadows, Enrico Colantoni, Ellen Dubin, Edwin Hodge, Aldis Hodge, Arlen Escarpeta, Scotty Levenworth, Marsela Lusha, Gerren Taylor, Courtnee Draper and etnies CEO / owner Pierre André Senizergues.

The entire block of 5th Street between Wall and San Pedro will be closed to vehicular traffic for the Los Angeles Mission Easter event, starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9. etnies is proud to support the Los Angles Mission and give back to the community in such a great way.