As 2018 edges closer to 2019, we have increased opportunities to offer gratitude by giving of ourselves to family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers. As we sort out our feelings about the moral and societal failure of another mass shooting and a devastating natural disaster, we search for ways to help. The Guild will be joining the LA County Federation of Labor in its Labor Resilience Partnership , a new endeavor to train labor union members to serve as disaster response volunteers in the hours, days, weeks, and months after a major disaster.

These last few weeks have brought challenges we hope never to have to face. But once again, we find that what gets us through hard times is reaching out to those around us.