Jason Ritter – Los Angeles Mission’s Annual End

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Q.  What made you want to be a part of the Los Angeles Mission’s Annual End of Summer Block Party?

A.  Well, I got an invitation in the mail and it seemed like The LA Mission is an amazing place.  I’m just doing one day and they’re here all year.  It’s just so nice to be able to help out for a day.

Q.  What do they have you doing to help out with the cause?

A.  I’m unfolding boxes and putting napkins in them.  We have a big assembly line so I’m unfolding boxes and put in the napkins and someone opens the boxes and puts the hot dog in.  Someone puts chili on the hot dog and then someone puts chips in the bag.  Then an apple and it’s a whole big system, I’m at the beginning of it.

Q.  What makes this charity so important for other people to get involved with?

A.  Many, many people in the Los Angeles area really depend on the Los Angeles Mission for food and shelter.  It’s something that a lot of people in LosAngeles need, Los Angeles is so spread out that people can very easily ignore what’s going on, especially in the downtown Los Angeles area.  Everyone deserves food and shelter and I think that the LA Mission doesn’t take any government funding so it’s all personal donations.  The LA Mission really depends on people getting involved and being a part of it, volunteers and all of that stuff.  It’s extremely important.

Q.  What other charity work are you involved with?

A.  I am involved with UCP, United Cerebral Palsy, and Hodgkins Disease Society of America.  Those are the two that I am mainly involved in but I have gone to a lot of events for other organizations The Rape Foundation, Conservation International, Women Against Gun Violence.  I go to a bunch, Media Access, some I am involved with more than others.  I try to go wherever I can!

Q.  What are some of the recent projects that you’ve been working on?

A.  I am about to start a new sitcom called “The Class,” which will start on CBS on September 18th, Monday’s at eight o’clock.  David Crane who did “Friends” and Jeffrey Klarik are the writers and creators.  It’s a really fun show, I’m excited about it. 

Q.  What would you like to say to your fans and supporters?

A.  Well, thank you for supporting me, I am not aware of their existence.  It feels strange to say that I have fans and supporters.  People say nice things to me on the street and I appreciate that.  If there are fans and supporters out there I would say thank you so much for watching and I’ll try to keep on doing my best.


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