Rowland Unified spreads holiday cheer to its homeless population
Posted: 12/06/2009 Front page of San Gabriel Valley Tribune
From left, Joshua Serratos, 4, and his brother Kevin Gama, 3, of La Puente, reach out for toys they received as gifts at Northam School in La Puente Saturday, December 5, 2009. Rowland Unified School District employees donated gifts to 116 homeless families in the district. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz)
LA PUENTE - Due to the recession, the number of families in Rowland Unified's homeless program doubled the last two years, district officials said this week.
About 3,000 people qualified for the program this year compared to 1,500 two years ago, district officials said.
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