Volunteer To Serve Lunch To Veterans

  • July 4, 2013 · 7:45 AM
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Start your 4th of July serving BBQ lunch to patients and Veterans at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. If were not serving meals we'll be doing set-up, sitting down with the patients/Veterans during their meal and whatever else they may need us for.

Lunch will follow @ Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

6270 E Pacific Coast Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90803

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1.3 mile from Meetup Location 4 minute by car

Head west on E 7th St toward Bellflower

Take the 1st left onto Bellflower Blvd

Sight left ont CA-1 S

Turn right

Destination will be on the right

Reservation is under: Team Craig

 

 

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  • Craig

    This very special thank you note I send to you today holds more appreciation than any words can say. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. You gave your time, spirit and your commitment to make a difference in someone’s life and you did. You were simply Awesome! May all good things return to you in the same way it was offered. See you next time!

    2 · July 5, 2013

    • £orenzo

      it was *our* great pleasure. very gratifying experience. we helped set up the kitchen/serving stations, moved several hundred pounds of cole slaw and potato salad, and we must have easily carved through 300+ lbs of tri tip. who knew mild carpal tunnel could be so gratifying. kidding. [also don't go there ;)]. it was a great opportunity to serve. esp loved how all 100+ volunteers stopped and dropped their tasks as the band started the star spangled banner.

      July 5, 2013

  • Kelvin

    Craig thanks for setting this thing up. It's always a pleasure helping out and serving food. Carving tri tip for a couple of hours was interesting. Was great meeting every body. If anybody is ever on the west side let me know and we'll hang out :) have a great weekend every body.

    3 · July 4, 2013

    • Craig

      Kelvin, you always bring heart and soul to these events. Please join our events whenever you have time because you're a great team member. Thanks for hitting me up at the last minute. Glad you were with us.

      July 5, 2013

    • Kelvin

      For sure! I want to go this Saturday but my mornings are shot due to practice for an upcoming race. Until next time, stay golden.

      July 5, 2013

  • Linda

    Thanks, Craig, for setting this up. Had a great time the whole day.

    2 · July 4, 2013

    • Craig

      You are very welcome, Linda. Thanks for being a part of this great team of volunteers. Plus your pics are always awesome! I appreciate all you do.

      July 5, 2013

  • Vien

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone today. Wish I could've stayed longer to meet some of the veterans and eat more ice cream. Will definitely come out to future events. Thanks again Craig.

    2 · July 4, 2013

    • Craig

      You are very welcome, Vien. Thanks for coming out and joining us.

      July 5, 2013

  • Craig

    Dear 2013 VIDC Volunteer, What an amazing week this has been. On behalf of your VIDC Staff, our Veterans and their families, we can't thank you enough for suspending your personal Fourth of July plans and stepping up to be among 448 eager volunteers who served our Veterans this week. If you prepared or served food, decorated, performed set-up or takedown, entertainment, organized or carried plates of food for our heroes who couldn't do it themselves, you made a difference!

    With deepest gratitude and respect, Rick Mark
    Volunteer Coordinator, VIDC

    July 5, 2013

  • Bay

    i am at hospital . where is check in

    July 4, 2013

    • Craig

      Where are you now?

      July 4, 2013

  • Craig

    It is recommended you wear sunscreen, a hat and comfortable clothing and shoes (only wear closed covered shoes). No flip-flops or sandals or you will be turned away. We will be in the kitchen area. Please leave early to ensure you will arrive on time to our meeting location. We will meet at the check-in point where they will be distributing t-shirts.

    July 3, 2013

  • Bay

    Are we meeting at 7 45 ? Also how can I check to see if I registered or not ?

    1 · July 3, 2013

    • Craig

      Yes, we will be meeting @ 7:45 am. We will check-in and register as a group.

      July 3, 2013

  • Bay

    Anyone want to carpool from Sherman oaks ?

    July 3, 2013

    • Jeremy

      if you make it to Olympic & La Cienega, i'm up for carpooling the rest of the way. have two people coming w/ me already. departing my apt at 7AM

      July 3, 2013

  • @terrypham

    To see a map of the location (courtesy of Craig), click on this link: http://bit.ly/14nhacH

    For direct link to the map (via Google Maps) click this link:
    http://bit.ly/11W6D8G

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Craig

      Thanks for the assist, Terry.

      1 · July 2, 2013

  • Jeremy

    +1 if possible

    July 1, 2013

  • Billy W.

    Hi Craig, can u please send me the instructions to register, think I deleted by mistake...thank you!

    June 29, 2013

  • Craig

    If you haven't volunteered with our group before can you please send me the full name you registered under. I need to submit our groups names to secure a assignment for our group. Please do this ASAP! I need to submit the names Monday morning, July 1st.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Craig

    If you don't send me your confirmation of registration in a timely manner I will assume you are no longer interested in participating in this event. The only way your status will change from 'waiting list' to 'going' is by sending me your confirmation of registration.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi, Craig. My status got changed to Not Going after I registered so that must mean all the posts are filled. Looking forward to te next volunteer meet-up, then. Have fun, you guys.

    June 27, 2013

    • Craig

      Hi Chris, my instructions were to send me your confirmation once you registered. I didn't get a message from you, so I assumed you changed your mind. I changed your status to 'going'. If your plans have changed please change your status. Thank you!

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • Craig

    When you go on the 'waiting list' I will send you instructions to on how to register for this event. Once, you've registered I will change your status to 'going'. You MUST register there are no exceptions!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Mayet M.

    If you know of a similar event happening in the San Fernando Valley, I will gladly sign up!

    June 22, 2013

    • Mayet M.

      Great thank you Craig!

      June 22, 2013

    • Craig

      You're welcome. They serve between 3,000 to 5,000 vterans and family members. Awesome event!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Christine

    So, when can I find out if I'm on the "attending" list??

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Craig

      Hi Christine, I sent you instructions to register. Once I get your confirmation I will change your status to going.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Craig

    I sent out a email to all the people on the wait list last week, with instructions to register for this event. Once you registered I would change your status to going. Since people didn't respond to my email I assumed they no longer were interested in participating in this event. Pay Attention!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Stella Z.

    If I am not going out of the town that day, I will join :)

    June 20, 2013

  • Linda

    Cool. Thanks for having more volunteer ops in LB!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Craig, I will have to miss this one. I am going out of town that weekend.

    1 · June 13, 2013

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