Kaz Ando, Super Volunteer
March 16, 2016
“They say I’m a ‘super volunteer,’ but I say if you feel you can’t do much of anything, you must do something. Don’t rely on others to take responsibility. You have to do it. And, there’s so much to do. For seven years, I’ve participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program throughout the community, including at Koreatown Youth and Community Center.
Health is close to my heart. The rate of HIV/AIDS is still a horrible problem here in L.A. For the last six years, I’ve helped with AIDS Project L.A. walks and at health fairs for organizations including Planned Parenthood. Phone banks, races for cures to terrible diseases like Alzheimer’s. I’m there.
I also donate blood monthly. My donation directly impacts people with leukemia and other forms of cancer. I like that I’m literally giving myself for others. This place has given so much to me. Why shouldn’t I give back?”
Kaz Ando is one of our 30 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County – everyday people doing extraordinary things. Read our other Unsung Heroes’ stories at calfund.org/laheroes and share your hero on social media using #LAheroes.
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