Long Beach Rescue Mission Gala 2015


“Your Light Matters”

On Thursday, December 10 at the Hilton Hotel on Ocean Boulevard. The purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of their year-round programs serving the homeless and hurting in Long Beach, which provide emergency shelter, warm meals, job training, and spiritual counseling.

The evening featured silent and live auctions, dinner, and live entertainment, all while celebrating the thousands of men, women and children’s lives that have been changed during Long Beach Rescue Mission’s 43 years in the community.

Summer Rona, a dynamic performer, singer and song writer, provided inspirational music with her band of notable talent, including Roman Johnson on the keys (Stevie Wonder, The Gap Band, The Temptations), Iajhi Hampden on the drums, Pelle Sebastian Hillstrom on guitar (Nine Inch Nails, Modwheelmood), Daniele De Cario on bass guitar (Evan Schoombie, Alan Scott, Albino Montisci), and Ginny Luke on violin (Nicki Minaj, Skylar Grey, Britney Spears, Ruben Studdard).

Hollywood producer and media consultant, Phil Cooke, presented an engaging glance inside the everyday work of the Long Beach Rescue Mission, focusing on the healing aspects their efforts provide for individuals, families, and the community.

Event sponsors include Farmers and Merchants Bank, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo Advisors-Gregory Haeseler, Supervisor Don Knabe, Port of Long Beach, Brewer Direct, KKLA, Alliant Technology Group, Law Offices of Stacey L. Tokunaga, Waxie Sanitary Supply, Orozco’s Auto Service, Ineos, Vision XV, and Freedom 4 You.

The gala was held at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday, December 10th. The silent auction, live entertainment, drinks, and hors d’oeuvre, Dinner and the program. The Hilton is located at 701 W. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. Self-parking is complimentary. Individual tickets, Sponsorships are also available and may be tax deductible. Order tickets online at www.lbrm.org or call 562-591-1292 ext. 113 for more information.

The Long Beach Rescue Mission serves the homeless and hurting by providing over 63,000 nights of safe shelter per year, over 187,000 warm meals per year, job training, and spiritual counseling. The Long Beach Rescue Mission is a 501(c)3 organization and has served the community for 43 years. Their life-changing programs for men, women and children are supported by individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and over 2,000 active volunteers. More information about the fundraising event is located online at www.lbrm.org