LBS Financial volunteers clean up Long Beach coastline
LONG BEACH, CA (October 18, 2023) — In partnership with the City of Long Beach’s Adopt-A-Beach program, volunteers from LBS Financial Credit Union cleaned up a stretch of the Long Beach coastline on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Over twenty volunteers including LBS Financial employees, family, and friends removed trash from the sand and the parking lot at Junipero Beach.
The Credit Union’s adopted beach (for over 12 years) includes the coastline between 14th Place and 19th Place off of Ocean Blvd. Styrofoam, water bottle lids, plastic utensils, napkins, empty spray paint bottles, ripped sandals, logs of used firewood remains and occasional articles of clothing in the sand were among the littered items the team picked up. The majority of items collected from the sand appeared to wash up from the ocean. In the parking lot, cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic containers were the most common pollutants.
“It was a team effort to pick up trash and debris up and down the coastline,” said LBS Financial employee and volunteer, Phuc Van. “It always feels good to help out and keep the community beaches clean so everyone can enjoy them.” The sentiment was shared amongst all of the volunteers who together, managed to collect over 20 bags of litter at the beach clean-up.
LBS Financial Credit Union volunteers at Junipero Beach on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
About LBS Financial Credit Union
LBS Financial Credit Union, founded in 1935 as the Long Beach School District Employees Federal Credit Union, is a member-owned cooperative providing savings, checking, Visa®, money market, certificates, IRA, insurance and investment services. LBS Financial also offers personal, vehicle, boat and home loans. Their field of membership encompasses fifty cities surrounding the greater Long Beach area, as well as Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego Counties. They currently service over 140,000 members with eight branch office locations, convenient electronic access (ATMs, online banking and mobile banking) and are part of the CO-OP ATM and Shared Branching Networks. LBS Financial Credit Union has over $2 billion in total assets.