July 26, 2015
Mr. Richard Jarman is true community leader, working as part of the Bell Gardens Faith Based Council and the Bell Gardens Police Department to address crime prevention and coordinated youth activities in the city.
Through his dedication to TouchPoint Church, Richard has led in partnering with the Department of Children and Family Services to provide, food, clothing and beds for needy families and children in foster care. In addition, a visitor center has been established for these families, where they can enjoy family fun in a safe environment.
He also coordinates the church’s monthly homeless feedings, on the last Tuesday of each month – a ministry that is carried out by a dedicated group of men at the church.
Richard also leads his church to hold regular scheduled clothing giveaways so that needy people in the community can have access to good, gently used clothing.
To give people in his community free access to computer services and the internet, for homework and job searches, Richard delivered. He went to work with the Southeast Community Development Corporation to coordinate and establish a computer lab at the church.
Bringing a day joy to the children and families of Bell Gardens, each year. Richard oversees the planning and execution of the city’s annual Halloween Festival. Over 500 children and parents come out to eat, play games and win prizes—and all free to the community.
Richard Jarman has been a wonderful leader & volunteer for many years. His spirit of service and generosity is at work every day, affecting the lives of so many in need. He is a man of action, a role model to many and someone proud to give his best to the people of Bell Gardens.