|COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM (CAT)|
• OPEN DAILY Riley's Red Wagon Book Swap
Open daily (unless it's raining) from about 9 a.m. until just before dark at 3040 E. First Street in Bluff Park. First-time guests can have five free books. They can keep those forever or bring them back to exchange for four more. This project is hosted by Justin Rudd.
• Clothing & Shoe Drive for Homeless
June 1-6, 2023. 10th annual. Deliver items directly to Christian Outreach in Action (COA), 515 E. 3rd St. (there is a chute to put the items in; the chute is low to the sidewalk on the left of the double doors on 3rd St.) or to Bay Shore Church office on weekdays before 2 p.m.(or Sunday mornings). For Justin Rudd's birthday (June 6), he asks the public to give the gift of used clothes and shoes. Each year, several truckloads of goods are collected and donated to area homeless service agencies.
•30-Minute Beach Cleanup (24th anniversary year!)
Saturday, June 17, 20232, 10 a.m., or arrive at 9:30 to get a head start, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
• $1,000 Southern California National Anthem Sing-Off
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10:30 a.m., 11th annual, 1 Granada Ave. on the beach's boat launch ramp. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team invite singers of all ages to sing a cappella the last part of the National Anthem for the crowd following the day's beach cleanup. Then finalists will sing the entire song for the crowd. The winner goes home with a $1,000 contract to sing the Anthem at their choice of 20 Community Action Team events within a year.
• Camp Justin!
June 20-23, 2022; 11th annual. For a few days each summer, Justin Rudd takes about a dozen deserving incoming high school seniors on day trips around Southern California and beyond. In previous years, the group: flew to Las Vegas for an overnight and stayed in a 5-star hotel; flew to San Francisco; toured college campuses; rode horses in Griffith Park; toured movie studios; dined with county commissioners, mayors and councilpeople, spent the night on the Queen Mary, and much more. The goal of the Camp is to help the students to "explore, dream and discover" while showing them more of the world outside the neighborhood and school in which they spend most of their time.