The Salvation Army will host its 13th annual golf tournament next month benefiting its “Welcome Home Kits” for veterans, food pantry and homeless-outreach programs. The golf tournament will be Monday, Aug. 5 at the Virginia Country Club for the first 150 registered golfers.
The year-round food pantry in 2012 provided more than 32,000 bags of groceries to over 21,000 persons, including families, single women with children, elderly and homeless individuals, according to Rudy Hedgren, director of Operations for the Salvation Army Long Beach Citadel.
The organization is also launching a new program called “Welcome (to your new home) Kits” for reintegrating female veterans. It provides basic essentials like dishes, pots, pans, silverware, sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and groceries for their new home.
There are levels of sponsorships available that will help to raise funds for these programs that serve the Long Beach community.
For more information, contact Judy Hedgren at (562) 427-7637, ext. 222 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Source: Salvation Army