Long Beach Rescue Mission seeks prayer team members, volunteers, and thanksgiving donations

The Long Beach Rescue Mission is inviting members of the community to join its Prayer Team and also seeks volunteer help and Thanksgiving meal donations and food items.

LONG BEACH – The Long Beach Rescue Mission, 1430 Pacific Ave., is looking to add community members to its Prayer Team. The Prayer Team is a collection of Mission staff, residents, and members of the community who lift up the Mission’s most pressing issues in their prayers. Members of the team are sent a monthly email with the Mission’s prayer requests. They can pray on their own, with family and friends, or as a group with other members. Interested individuals can visit the Long Beach Rescue Mission website for additional information and quick sign-up.

The Mission also seeks volunteers for the Kitchen Team to assist with every day and upcoming holiday meals. Free meals are served daily to the local community and residents of the Mission. A Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The meal is scheduled for the day before Thanksgiving to provide additional dinner options for those in need. Kitchen Team members will help with prep, dinner service, and clean-up following the meal. Those interested in helping during the Thanksgiving dinner should reach out to the Mission as soon as possible.

Volunteers are always needed for mentoring, tutoring in the Learning Center, Bible study, and Thrift store support. All volunteers must complete an orientation prior to beginning their service at the Mission. Mandatory orientations are held on the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the chapel of the Samaritan House, 1335 Pacific Ave. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Individuals ages 65 or older are encouraged to carefully consider their health and safety before volunteering. For more information, visit https://lbrm.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/ or email volunteer@lbrm.org

Donations are still being accepted for the 2021 Thanksgiving Campaign to support the planned meal as well as the current needs of the residents of the Mission. Monetary donations to the campaign can be as small as $2.20, and go towards a full Thanksgiving meal. The following food items are also needed for this year’s Thanksgiving meal: Turkeys; Boneless Hams; Cans of Sweet Potatoes or Yams, Green Beans, Corn, and Cranberry Sauce; Stove Top Stuffing; Turkey Gravy; Brown Sugar;

Pancake Mix; Elbow Macaroni; and Butter. Donations can be dropped off at the Samaritan House.

The Long Beach Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, shelter, and spiritual guidance to the less fortunate people of the Long Beach community. Joining the Prayer Team, volunteering, and donating is greatly appreciated, and allows the Mission to continue providing these crucial services to those in need.

To learn more about the Long Beach Rescue Mission, call 562-591-1292 or visit https://lbrm.org/.

By Alycia Burke