Raised by a single mother, Josh Rivas counts himself as blessed to have also been raised by his loving grandmother. He spent most of his life with his grandmother at his side and she strongly influencing him throughout his life.
Josh’s grandmother was disabled in an accident during the 70s and became confined to a wheel chair. Josh fondly remembers riding on his grandmother’s wheelchair doing small errands together at the grocery store, post office and bank. Her personal experience led her to help others who also used wheelchairs for mobility. Josh’s grandmother did not see the wheelchair as confining, but exactly the opposite. She saw the wheelchair as giving her freedom. She felt it was important to teach others needing wheelchairs to feel the same way. Josh learned much from his grandmother and credits her with being a wonderful role model.
Aside from a strong belief in being compassionate, Josh is a brilliant entrepreneur and go-getter who is solution-oriented. He donates much of his time and resources to over 30 nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California. Josh also generously offers his services to many charitable SCV community events and fundraisers.
One of Josh’s heart-held passions is serving the homeless community and working to make their lives just a bit easier. He collects new socks in Santa Clarita Valley and delivers them to those in need on Skid Row, in downtown los Angeles. Because he believes everyone has potential, Josh mentors kids living on the streets in an effort to keep them from a life of drugs and prostitution.
We are so honored and proud to call Josh our friend. And yes, Josh is donating his services to our first benefit concert. Josh can be reached at getjoshed.com
Josh truly is an “Unsung Hero”.
Written by Judith Cassis
Tickets can be purchased for the March 28th 2017 M4P concert at Eventbrite