Waterfront Warriors holds annual fundraiser

Parade will be held on July 27


The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors, a group of volunteers who assist wounded, ill and injured soldiers, held its sixth annual fundraiser at Lola’s Kitchen & Wine Bar on May 19, raising more money than ever to help fund a trip to Long Beach for injured service members.

Almost 200 people came out to the fundraiser, which raises money to support the costs of transportation, accommodations and activities for the service members and their families, who will visit Long Beach from July 25-30.

This summer, about 25 service members will leave the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, where they are currently recovering, and come to Long Beach with their families. LBWW Co-chair Jerry Snell said that, among the many activities the group has planned is a trip to the city to visit ground zero, the NYFD Rescue 1 station and the Top of the Rock. They will also be able to go surfing, fishing and attend at Mets game.

On Sunday, July 27 will hold its annual 5k race and parade in the West End to honor the visiting marines and soldiers.