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.

U.S.VETS-Long Beach’s Storm the Beach 5K/10K
June 13, 2020
Through the invaluable commitment of community partners and over 180 individual participants, U.S. VETS — Long Beach raised over $28,000 supporting programs that ensure our veterans have a safe place to call home and a chance to build healthy futures. As the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans, despite these unprecedented times, U.S.VETS — Long Beach continues to provide vital services such as housing, mental health services, employment assistance, case management, and supportive services to more than 800 veterans each day.

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