Meals on Wheels of Long Beach’s “Virtual” 5th Annual 5K/10K RUN, WALK & ROLL event is the final leg of the Long Beach Trifecta. This event is scheduled for the entire month of July 2020. For more information and to register, click here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in our community in so many ways. The three social service agencies that comprise the Long Beach Trifecta have been actively helping people whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus and its wake. JFCS of Long Beach, U.S.VETS—Long Beach, and Meals on Wheels of Long Beach’s three virtual 5K/10K events help fund the vital services that so many of the people in our area need in order to navigate these challenging times. Mental health counseling, groceries and necessities, housing and services for veterans, and ready-to-eat meals delivered to the homebound in our community are just a few of the programs represented by the Long Beach Trifecta’s three agencies.
Support for our virtual races means that these agencies are present and ready to help our community members. A virtual race allows participants to choose a date and time that fits with their schedule and a location that is convenient to walk, run, or roll at their own pace, whether it be on a treadmill or a path along the waterfront. These features all add to the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped make a difference in the lives of those who need an outstretched hand.
JFCS’s Virtual Race with a View
May 1 – May 31
Over 170 participants were part of this month-long event, raising over $86,000 for programs and services to help everyone in the community in need of professional, affordable counseling and social services. Since shelter-in-place was established in mid-March, JFCS has helped almost 600 unique individuals—some on a weekly basis—with much-needed therapy as well as food, medicine, diapers and formula, and other necessities.
June 13, 2020