Veterans Village of San Diego has six kayaks making several stops on their way to Catalina Island to help raise funds to support Veterans who have been affected by COVID-19. The six kayaks represent each service branches.
Excerpt via Ashley Matthews of NBC San Diego:
With fundraising efforts posing a challenge during the coronavirus pandemic, local organizations have been creative in raising funds for their causes. Veterans Village of San Diego, which is dedicated to serving those who served the country, is no different and its organizers are embarking on a pretty unique journey to benefit their clients.
A small group of volunteers and veterans will participate in a 50-mile kayaking expedition from San Pedro to Catalina Island to raise $100,000 and show support for veterans during a time when communication with one another can be difficult.
It's always a great day when I get to talk about amazing efforts being taken to help support our Veterans. One is happening today by Veterans and volunteers with @VVSD_Veterans – a 50-mile kayaking expedition- WOW! You can follow progress here: #NBC7 https://t.co/VotWhfNFmf
— Ashley Matthews (@ashleyNBC7) October 21, 2020
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You can support the kayaks and join in on the virtual race here.