Resident working to help homeless

DOWNEY - Local resident and business owner Marcela Arrieta is collecting toiletries and non-perishable goods through Dec. 31 to benefit Mercy House, a walk-in center that provides food and services to the homeless.Acceptable items for donation include shampoo, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, powder detergent, razors, feminine products, infant diapers (size 3 is most common) and instant food items. To donate, call Marcela at (562) 869-2311 or e-mail

********** Published: December 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 36