LA Musician's Love Trade Helps the Homeless
Jef Joslin grew up in a small town in Tennessee. Like many kids he knew, Jef grew up in a faith based home, he was very athletic and played football throughout high school, even accepting a scholarship to play in college.
Despite his obligation to friends and family, as well as his commitment to uphold his athletic scholarship, Jef began exploring a newfound passion for music. He took a leap of faith by following his creative passions to the Los Angeles, where he now lives with his wife, Ciera. The couple often spend hours on the beach near the Venice boardwalk, enjoying the ocean and the laid back Southern California atmosphere. The environment is not only inspiring for them as artists, but also allows them an opportunity to befriend the homeless, a population in California that is often ignored.
Jef has not only stayed true to his roots musically, but also as a man of faith, by starting Love Trade, a grass roots effort he and his wife lead to provide the homeless population with a small package of essentials, a grocery store card and hygienic products. They not only donate life's necessities, but also their time.
"What's unique about Love Trade is that it's about the acts of love," Cierra explained. "It's more than the actual physical things that these people are receiving."
Watch how this couple is helping those who have been dismissed by society by letting them know they are loved, cared for and accepted. Sometimes compassion doesn't need to come in the form of grandiose gestures, but something small - a smile, a laugh, a sincere conversation - just to say that you are cared for and you matter.
This video was produced by Elise Vaux and shot/edited by Brett Dahlenberg
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