Long Beach, NY - July 8th, 2013 - The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors (LBWW) committee has announced that the Inn at 943 West Beech Street in Long Beach, will hold their fifth annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 13 with proceeds providing a trip to Long Beach for wounded soldiers and their families.
The event will be held from 4PM to 7PM offering an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment for a $40 entrance fee. Win cash and bid at the live auction for fabulous prizes including sports memorabilia, a custom surfboard, exciting trips and more!
In cooperation with the City of Long Beach, LBWW will hold a 5K race for the soldiers on Sunday, July 21 at 8AM at Riverside Blvd. At 3PM the annual Welcome Parade for the soldiers will take place (from Ohio Avenue to New York Avenue along Beech Street.) Bring the entire family out to salute these heroes! Parade is followed by a BBQ at Long Beach Catholic Regional School. All are invited!
The annual visit is being organized by the LB Waterfront organization with officials at Walter Reed Medical National Military Medical Center who will make plans for recuperating soldiers to visit Long Beach from July 19 through 24, 2013. During their time here, the families will be treated to some deserved leisure time with beach events, surfing lessons, barbecues, a trip to New York City.
LBWW's goal is to bring comfort and relaxation to soldiers and their families when they visit Long Beach. We count on volunteers to help us in our mission, and invite all who are interested to join us. Residents are welcome to open their homes to families by becoming house hosts. We seek soldier liaisons who can assist the families while in town, and need volunteers to help serve food to our guests on the beach and at various events.
In addition to the summer trip, we have provided veterans with emergency medical services and evaluations; educational support; equipment purchases for recuperating veterans at Northport VA Hospital; and with the help of volunteers and donations, we have sent hundreds of holiday care packages to soldiers overseas each December. We are proud that over 95% of donations to LBWW’s go directly to support the men and women who have served our country.
SAVE THE DATES for these Waterfront Warriors Events!
- Saturday, July 13th, 4 - 7PM – The Inn Fundraiser at 943 W. Beech Street, Long Beach
Sunday, July 21st, 8AM – 5K on Riverside Blvd. Boardwalk
3PM – Welcome Parade begins at Beech and Ohio to New York Ave.
Followed by a BBQ at LBCRS
The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors Inc. is a not-for-profit organization and exempt from Federal Income tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 95% of all donations directly assist wounded service members and families from each military branch.
To donate time, money, raffle prizes, or for more information, please email email@example.com, or visit the Long Beach Waterfront Warriors website.