Community Pitches in 2000 Hours of Service for Volunteer Day

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On the heels of National Volunteer Week and most recently Earth Day, City of Long Beach Councilwoman Stacy Mungo hosted Volunteer Day as a call to action for residents, community members and local businesses to partner together on cleanup, painting and tree planting efforts across the fifth district. Over five hundred volunteers joined together to contribute over 2,000 hours of community service.

“I’m continually humbled by the number of volunteers and organizations who step-up to make Long Beach even better. They have brought forth ideas and spent large amounts of time and resources to make this day of service a success. These neighbors are a testament to the character of Long Beach,” said Councilwoman Mungo. “It makes me truly proud to see our community getting to know one another better through projects that enhance our neighborhoods and our public spaces.”

Volunteers were asked to submit before and after pictures of various locations and sites throughout the city showcasing the positive impact of their combined work, which will be recognized by Councilwoman Mungo at her first State of the Fifth. The goal for Long Beach Volunteer Day was to highlight the importance of how neighbors are at the center of civic change and to inspire future volunteerism.

“SCAN is honored to be a part of the fabric of the diverse Long Beach community,” said Peter Begans, Senior Vice President of Public, Government and Community Affairs for SCAN Health Plan. “Our employees and their families are proud to give back through Councilwoman Mungo’s inaugural Long Beach Volunteer Day.”

In addition to the numerous individuals who lent a hand, participating organizations included: SCAN Health Plan; The Boeing Company; 76 Gas Station; Long Beach Junior Chamber; Action Sports Kids Foundation; Ladies of Athena; Soka Gakkai International; Greater Long Beach Church of Christ; Solid Landings Behavioral Health; Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Inc.; Latter Day Saints Long Beach California Stake; Boy Scouts of America Long Beach Area Council; Long Beach Republican Women Federated; Long Beach Community Garden Association, Inc.; Long Beach Firefighters IAFF Local 372; and the Long Beach Police Officers Association.

Councilwoman Mungo and other city leaders are already looking to build on this year’s success and welcome inquires and sign-ups for Long Beach Volunteer Day 2016. For more information, contact the Office of Councilwoman Mungo at or 562-570-5555.

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