From January 7th to the 14th Long Beach celebrates the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Peace Week. There are a number of great events, during Peace Week, that lead up to the big Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Peacemaker Award Ceremony.
On January 17th our fleet partner Long Beach Yellow Cab (LBYC) was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Community Corporation Peacemaker Award. The Peacemaker Award recognizes the efforts of Long Beach Yellow Cab based on their background of volunteering in the community, as well as, promoting messages of community engagement, nonviolence and unity.
Long Beach Yellow Cab has spent 2016 supporting the Long Beach Community by giving free rides, donations, and volunteer time by their staff. LBYC has sponsored various local events and nonprofits including: the Ronald McDonald House Charity, Long Beach’s State of the Art, the Music Tastes Good Festival, and the We Love LB community organization. Every year, LBYC also provides free rides to a variety of events including: to the polls for all elections, for participants going to the “Giving With a Thankful Heart” Thanksgiving dinner, for the Leadership Long Beach Challenge, and for the Ronald McDonald House Annual Walk for Kids.
It means a great deal to have a fleet partner like Long Beach Yellow Cab. Their community involvement puts them in a great position to do good. We have a lot of very exciting projects, events, and ideas planned for 2017, with LBYC, so stay tuned.