For more than 40 years, Long Beach Rescue Mission has been working hard to make Christmas special for local boys and girls who have so little to celebrate. You can help ensure kids who are staying at the Mission, as well as children from impoverished families in our community, will have a gift to open on Christmas morning. Email here to learn more about volunteering or call (562) 591-1292, ext. 119. Thank you for helping to make this Christmas merry and bright for local kids!
Celebrating a Milestone
Congratulations to the 11 men and women who have persevered through LBRM's year-long New Life Program, culminating in a graduation dinner and ceremony on October 12! The celebratory atmosphere was electric, the testimonies moving and the outlook hopeful.
If you have never attended one of these milestone events, you really don't know what you're missing. Keep your eyes open for the next graduation coming in January. Meanwhile, you can peruse the testimonies of how God has used LBRM to change the lives of these and other past graduates.
Thanks to You!
Thanks to the sponsors, table hosts, individuals guests and volunteers who collectively made it possible, the 2018 Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast was attended by hundreds of prayer partners who gathered “to receive God’s help, encouragement and blessings.” The event included great food, music, and many inspirational words. But most of all, it stayed true to its central purpose: to call on God for His help on behalf of the people of our community. If you missed it, learn more about it here, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
To kick off the 2018-2019 school year, well over 1,000 backpacks equipped with essential school supplies were distributed to students of nine LBUSD middle schools. THANK YOU to the hundreds of donors and volunteers who engaged in this community effort to give children the opportunity to succeed!
LBRM's 4th Annual “Your Light Matters” Gala Fundraiser was highlighted by special music, community service awards, silent and live auctions, and of course, great food, all of which made for a wonderful gathering. But the overarching, predominant element which permeated the event was the esprit de corps shared among sponsors, guests, volunteers, staff and all co-laborers gathered to celebrate and foster changed lives. We really could not do what we do without you. Thank you all for your faithfulness! View the 2018 Gala gallery.
Easter—God's Love On Display
Because of many faithful volunteers and donors, LBRM's Kids' Fun Day, Easter Basket Giveaway and Easter meals were a great success as attested to by plentiful smiling faces. Families and individuals by the hundreds partook in this celebration as they shared in the joy of Easter. Our hope is that everyone who comes to the Mission experiences a demonstration of God's love and is filled with a desire to know Him.
A Thrill of Hope
Christmas dinner and breakfast at Long Beach Rescue Mission were a great blessing to our neighbors as hundreds of meals were served. Thanks to the faithful donors, volunteers and staff who teamed up to serve the LB community and bring “a thrill of hope” to so many. Thank you, and merry Christmas to you all!
Faces of Gratitude
Whether it was in the privilege of giving or in the blessing of receiving, gratitude was in abundance at LBRM's Thanksgiving dinner and breakfast in our cafeteria at the Samaritan House. And we at the Mission are every bit as thankful for those who gave and worked and sacrificed to make it all happen. God bless you all!
Lydia House Chosen for Renovation Project
The Long Beach Community Foundation has selected Long Beach Rescue Mission for their 2017 National Philanthropy Day project. It is an honor to be chosen! Our board, staff and volunteers teamed up on October 21 to renovate the outdoor area and provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for residents of the Lydia House. Thank you, LBCF!
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