Palmdale, CA – Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) today presented the second of his personal monthly salary donations to the Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition (AVVCAC), a Palmdale nonprofit that supports local veterans by providing them with the resources they need, primarily health care and financial assistance, and connecting them to various federal, state and local veteran’s programs.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much to secure the freedoms we all enjoy in the United States. The American people are forever indebted to them and their families, and we must renew our commitment to ensuring that they get all the help they need,” said Garcia.
Congressman Garcia’s AVVCAC contribution is one half of his August donation, which he is splitting between the veterans organization and the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters, who he will be meeting with next week for a tour of the PalmdaleSheriff’s Station.
“The Congressman’s donation will go toward paying for building permits, designs, and set-up costs for the tiny homes that we are building on the east side of Palmdale,” said AVVCAC Vice President Richard Casper. “The money will also help us with providing funding to help local veterans with urgent emergencies. Being that we are trying to get these things going during the time of COVID, it’s been very tough.”
This month’s split donation follows Garcia’s July contribution to the Simi Valley Police Foundation, reaffirming his support for local law enforcement officers and their families. Garcia will continue to fulfill a commitment to donate the equivalent of 10% of his monthly salary to 25th district non-profit organizations as California continues to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.