Charitable Services

“In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” -Matthew 25:40

As the founder of Capital Investment Advisers in 1999 and an area resident for over 25 years, I am grateful for the many blessings I have received since planting roots in Long Beach in 1992.  I have established my career here, met my wife here, raised my family here, and found my church here. I believe that as a business owner, church leader, and member of this community, I have a responsibility to serve others, to do what I can to help bless the lives of those who Robert F. Kennedy referred to as “having no voice”- our brothers and sisters living in the shadows, on the forgotten margins of life. Below are a few endeavors that I offer as service opportunities to you my valued clients and friends. Whether a donation of your time, or possibly resources you bring to one of our strategy meetings, I thank you in advance for any assistance you may feel inspired to contribute to these worthy causes - Emerson Fersch

Organizations listed below are independent entities.












Midnight Soldiers: “Expected Blessings at an Unexpected Time”

In partnership with The Garden of Praise Evangelical Church in Carson, our congregations visit skid row the 3rd Friday of every month at Midnight, bringing basic necessities and spiritual blessings to those in need. Items include blankets, socks, hygiene kits, food and water.

Anyone interested in attending please email me at Please feel free to donate blankets and socks, used or new, to my office during normal business hours to support this effort.

Long Beach East Stake Food Drive

The third Saturday of every April, our Church holds a food drive, providing food to several local area food banks including:
  • Broken Loaf Food Pantry
  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
  • Help Me Help You
  • We Care
  • Lutheran Social Services
Donations of canned or packaged food can be made at my office year round. We raise over 15,000 pounds of food items annually to help the community! For more information or to volunteer, please email me at









Annual School Back Pack Drive

In partnership with the Temple Baptist Church in Long Beach, our congregations prepare and distribute back packs and reading books to low-income elementary and high school aged children in the Long Beach area. The event is held every August. Donations of back packs, elementary-aged reading books and specific school supplies are encouraged and can be dropped off or mailed to my office year round. For more information, please email Laurie Pollard at