Navy Yacht Club of Long Beach Provides A Source of Warmth to Homeless Vets107 Coats and Jackets Donated to the VA Hospital’s P.I.E.R Center
The Navy Yacht Club Long Beach hosted a clothes drive for Long Beach’s VA Hospital Partnerships in Effective Recovery (P.I.E.R) Center, a mental health recovery center for veterans. Over a two-week period, members of the Navy Yacht Club Long Beach collected 107 coats and jackets intended for homeless men and women that have served in the US armed forces.
“Navy Yacht Club aims to support veterans in our community. We’re pleased to be able to contribute a source of warmth to homeless veterans for California’s coolest months,” says Rebecca Martinez, Commodore of the Navy Yacht Club Long Beach. P.I.E.R distributes the clothes to veterans that are registered with the center.
The Navy Yacht Club’s clothes drive for the P.I.E.R Center is just one of the yacht club’s activities to support veterans, including its annual Wounded Veteran’s Cruise and Luncheon—a cruise in Long Beach harbor followed by lunch at the Club.
Navy Yacht Club Long Beach is a yacht club for the military community. Members include veterans of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Department of Defense employees, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and United States Naval Sailing Association members. Cruising and sailboat racing are the primary emphasis, however, the Club also provides shore-based social activities and boating education.