Excerpt from Long Beach Post
On Monday evening local nonprofit We Are the Next shared their hard work to date, unveiled plans for 2018, and honored World Famous VIP Records owner Kelvin Anderson for his commitment to Long Beach’s youth during “Cocktails for Community,” a benefit supporting the organization’s programs.
Attendees gathered at Padre in support of the organization, which aims to foster a new generation of residents who will commit to their communities through investing time and energy in making their neighborhoods better places to live.
Field Representative for State Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Victor Ibarra, provided Anderson with a certificate of recognition for his service. Anderson’s recognition was aptly-timed, as the iconic sign associated with the World Famous VIP Records was recently recommended by the Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission to receive city historic landmark status.