Turkey Trot Los Angeles Presented by UAE-USA United
Since 2016, the Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles has been the presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day. The race, which takes place annually, brings together thousands of runners to raise money for the Midnight Mission – an organization that for 100 years has worked to tackle the challenge of homelessness in Los Angeles.
Midnight Mission offers shelter, emergency services, education programs, and job training to thousands of Angelenos each year. According to UAE Consul General in Los Angeles Abdulla Alsaboosi, Midnight Mission’s work is in line with the UAE’s lasting commitment to helping those in need. “The UAE Consulate in Los Angeles is proud to be the presenting sponsor and support the Midnight Mission’s work to help people in need get back on their feet,” he says.
In addition to supporting the race itself, Consul General Alsaboosi and students from the UAE volunteer at the Midnight Mission to serve food to the shelter’s clients. The UAE Consulate General also provides monetary support for the Midnight Mission’s programs. “The UAE and US are close friends, and there is no better day than Thanksgiving to highlight how both countries share common values and are united for a better future,” says Alsaboosi.