The Grace Brethren Church of Long Beach, California (Lou Huesmann, pastor) has a significant involvement each year in a community impact day known as “Serve Day.” Here is an excerpt from an article in today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram:
Serve Day has become an event that draws together 100 nonprofits and 28 churches of various denominations in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
This year’s Serve Day will be held July 29 at 250 project sites. A rally on July 28 is scheduled at Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach and Mariners Church in Irvine to “pump up” some 5,000 volunteers, Trotter said.
It’s also not too late to sign up to participate, and volunteers aren’t required to be affiliated with participating churches, he said.
To view the projects or for information on Serve Day, prospective volunteers can log on to www.serveday.com.
Among the nonprofits expected to take part this year are Long Beach’s Christian Outreach in Action, the American Red Cross, the Ronald McDonald House and the Orange County Rescue Mission.
Projects range from organizing a blood drive in Lakewood and a carnival in Norwalk, to beautifying Long Beach’s Fairfield YMCA and playing with the youth at Orangewood Children’s Home in Orange.