January 14, 2010 - In response to Tuesday’s 7.0 devastating earthquake in the country of Haiti, Mayor Bob Foster calls on the Long Beach community to help by sending monetary donations to the nonprofit Long Beach Cares. Donations will be collected and then sent to the American Red Cross for Haitian relief efforts.
“There is a dire need of monetary donations for Haiti relief so emergency supplies can be provided,” said Mayor Foster. “Residents of Long Beach have always answered when called to action. No amount is too small in this time of great need.”
There are an estimated three million people who have been impacted by the earthquake in Haiti. According to the American Red Cross, priority needs are food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.
Donations for Haiti should be made out to Long Beach Cares, noting for the funds to go towards the Haiti Relief Fund. Donations are tax deductible. Checks can be mailed to:
Long Beach Cares
C/o City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
For more information or for questions, please call the Mayor’s office at (562) 570-6801.
About Long Beach Cares
Long Beach Cares fosters and promotes public health and human services programs that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who live and work in Long Beach. Established in 1993 as a non-profit tax exempt organization, Long Beach Cares is governed by a volunteer board of directors committed to promoting the health and well-being of the community. Long Beach Cares has provided the opportunity for concerned individuals to volunteer their time, talents and financial resources to assist the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) in promoting public health, community wellness, prevention programs, and scholarship opportunities. Long Beach Cares served as the fiscal agent for the City of Long Beach and community groups whose efforts raised and provided emergency funds and donations in 2006 to Hurricane Katrina victims in our sister city of Long Beach Mississippi. Long Beach Cares is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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