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St. Anthony Campus Ministry Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive

On an 80-degree Sunday in November, it may not have felt like the holiday season, but the spirit of giving was in the air at Clark Field last weekend. St. Anthony High School’s Campus Ministry hosted a “Socks & Supper” drive with assistance from the Long Beach Rescue Mission (LBRM), collecting donations of socks and […]

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LBUSD Nutrition Services Shifting Meal Service

At this time last year, Shannon Vega was running around the Cabrillo High campus five days a week. After arriving 6 a.m. to prepare breakfast, the Nutrition Services Supervisor 3 and her staff made sure students could get food at 21 different points of service. “It was a nonstop day for sure,” Vega said. “We […]

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Jurrell Casey Supplying Free Meals To Long Beach Youth

King Park on the Eastside of Long Beach has been a starting point for several of the city’s most accomplished athletes. Jurrell Casey spent his childhood at the Boys & Girls Club located at King Park, going on to a prolific football career at Long Beach Poly, USC, and now a decade spent in the […]

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TATSU Foundation Getting Creative To Raise Funds For Cancer Research

Not even a global pandemic can stop the Luke TATSU Johnson Foundation from raising money for childhood cancer research. The fourth annual golf tournament, dinner and auction was supposed to take place this month as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but obviously the COVID-19 shutdowns led to the cancellation of the event. However, […]

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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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Century Club Makes Donation to Middle School Sports Programs

Continuing an initiative that began in February, the Long Beach Century Club finalized a donation to each of the 23 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District last week. During a socially-distant meeting of the schools’ principals, Century Club president Keith Polmanteer, alongside a handful of club members, presented $500 checks that will […]

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Salvation Army Moving Ahead With Community Center

At the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Spring Street, the foundations are already in place. Construction of the new Long Beach Red Shield facility has been underway since January, with an aim to provide much-needed resources to the city. The Salvation Army plans to unveil the completed community center next summer, with a full […]

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FEATURE: Local Non-Profit Provides Backpacks, Groceries For Families In Need

On the last Saturday before the start of the 2020-21 school year, families from across Long Beach and surrounding communities lined up at 7 a.m., surrounding the Christ Chapel of Long Beach a few blocks west of Wilson High School. Like so many families across the country, they were in need of a helping hand […]

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This is The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach

The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach This video explains the origins of The562.org and the community’s role in keeping us around for years to come. Subscriber (via Patreon): https://www.patreon…. CLICK HERE to subscribe via our Patreon page. CLICK HERE to make a direct donation via PayPal.

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USARC Can’t Come To Long Beach In Time Of Transition

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center has taken over Marine Stadium for a weekend of aquatic activities every summer for more than a decade. However, the unique event that’s part of Casa Colina’s Land Meets Sea Sports Camp is now just another helpful local program that has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. “There’s a […]