Over 1,000 backpacks, school supplies and groceries were distributed to Compton residents at Roosevelt Elementary School on July 24.
District 2 Councilman Isaac Galvan hosted the 8th Annual giveaway in conjunction with Compton Unified School Board Trustee Satra Zurita, Compton native Keisean Nixon, who plays for the Las Vegas Raiders, and Chavo Guerrero, a wrestler with WWE.
This is Galvan’s first community event since being re-elected to his third term last month.
“Compton residents can expect more events serving the community and especially with coming out of the pandemic, and little income, this event is needed for our residents,” said Galvan.
Nixon shared it’s important to give back to the community, especially since he’s from Compton.
“I’m from here, played sports here, and will continue to give back,” said Nixon. He shared he has developed a close bond with the Councilman and it was easy to say “yes” when asked to participate.
Zurita echoed those sentiments and was happy the event drew out sponsors from around the district.
“There’s a great need in the community and with school starting, it’s very rough for some parents,” said Zurita. “Residents are struggling and kids need the necessary tools to start school and we appreciate all of our sponsors, Keisean [Nixon], Water Replenishment District, and United Hands.”
The event drew more than 2,000 residents who lined up to take part in the event.
“My son is in the 5th grade and attends Roosevelt, I saw the advertisement on social media and made sure I came out,” said Vera Maciel.
Councilman Galvan presented Nixon with the “Compton Community Champion” award and welcomed him back to future events.
“You have an open invitation to come back whenever you want,” said Galvan.