Santa Clarita, CA – Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) today presented his latest personal monthly donation to Circle of Hope, a non-profit that provides financial, educational and emotional assistance to people battling cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“While the pandemic has affected all of us, those in our community who are fighting cancer are facing unique hardships. In addition to the challenges the rest of us are dealing with, these folks have to worry about not just staying healthy and recovering, but being able to afford life-saving treatments,” said Congressman Garcia. “Circle of Hope is an incredible organization that works to fill the gaps, and I am proud to support their mission, especially during these tough times.”

“Cancer did not stop when COVID hit. We’ve seen an increase in the need for financial assistance from many who would normally be able to afford their treatment, and we’ve also had many people reach out for additional emotional support because of the increased stress of COVID-19,” said Circle of Hope Executive Director Laura Kirchhoff. “The donations we are receiving now will help us continue to provide assistance to those fighting cancer in our community, and we are very appreciative of the Congressman’s support.”

Congressman Garcia’s Circle of Hope contribution follows his early October donation to the SCV Food Pantry, an organization that works to alleviate hunger in Santa Clarita by providing food to local seniors and working families. Since taking office in May, Garcia has contributed to a number of 25th district organizations, including non-profits supporting local veterans and law enforcement officers.

Garcia will continue to fulfill his commitment to donate the equivalent of 10% of his monthly salary to local charitable organizations as the district continues to contend with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.

The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.

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