About 200 USC employees and students painted, landscaped and repaired two schools, a fire station and a residence on Saturday, April 17, as volunteers for Christmas in April/South Central Los Angeles. USC is a major partner in the South-Central Los Angeles branch of the national Christmas in April program, which beautifies neighborhoods by renovating public buildings and homes owned by low-income, elderly or disabled residents. Above, volunteers work on landscaping at Bret Harte Middle School, South Hoover and 93rd streets. Crews at Bret Harte also painted the exterior, removed graffiti and picked up trash. Volunteers at 32nd Street/USC Performing Arts Magnet School also painted and landscaped the grounds.
Bill Regensburger, safety director for Risk Management and Career Services, and Laura Sowers, administrative assistant, Construction and Project Management Services, painted at the Jefferson Fire Station on Jefferson Boulevard near campus.
Below, Barbara Lockley, HSC branch manager of the USC Federal Credit Union, celebrates with homeowners Evelyn and Edmond Drinkard. Volunteers painted and repaired plumbing and flooring at the Drinkards’ West 49th Street home, which was built in 1910. The Drinkards married in 1947 and purchased their home in 1970.