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Team Fortress Takes the Leap in Support of the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles

October 18, 2022


On September 30, members of “Team Fortress” – outfitted in helmets, harnesses and caribiners – balanced on the roof’s edge of the Hilton Hotel/Universal City  before rappelling 25 stories to the street below. The nerve-wracking descent of Team Fortress – senior advisor Tim Sloan, managing director Andrew Robbins and wife Lindsay, vice president Grant Watson, associate Angelica Patricio, and analyst Maksym Kryworuchko – was part of the Union Rescue Mission’s “Over the Edge” event, which raised vitally needed funds and awareness to help combat the epidemic of homelessness in Los Angeles.

Since its founding in 1891, Union Rescue Mission (“URM”) has served as a haven for help and hope for the homeless of Los Angeles—providing over 1 million meals and over 250,000 nights of shelter annually to those in need and offering emergency services, clinics and life-transforming programs to a downtown LA homeless population that can number more than 58,000 men, women and children on any given night.

The “Over the Edge” event raised nearly $1.1 million to help URM continue its critical mission, helping thousands of individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.