Along with his fellow officers, Deon Joseph, aka "the Angel of Skid Row" was able to help change the culture of Skid Row, via a grassroots approach as opposed to handcuffs. He goes out in the streets and interacts with the homeless residents and he’s put programs into places such as a kid mentor program and a “Ladies Night,” to help women who have been the victims of domestic abuse.
"It really comes from my upbringing. My parents fostered 41 foster children over the years." Says Deon, "They spent Sunday as a day of service helping to feed the homeless and give back to the community."
Deon and his wife currently put together "hygiene kits" for the community, which they make themselves with very little donation money plus money from their own pocket. Steve Harvey called his friends from "Rescue Runts" to donate plush toys to Deon's toy drive from over the holiday season!
Rescue Runts are adoptable plush pets that kids can rescue, groom and love! They have matted fur and pretend fleas, so they need kids to clean them up and “Give them a Home to Call their Own!"
New for 2019, now kids can adopt Rescue Runts Babies! There are cats, dogs, and wild animals, and kids can even “Build them a Home to Call their Own!” Kids can adopt more than 20 different Babies styles and there are so many ways to play: the colorful crate packaging converts into a bed, a cubby, a carrier and a home to decorate with included stickers.
To view all the latest styles of Rescue Runts your kids can adopt and where to find them, visit www.RescueRunts.com.