New Hope Grief Support Community to Host 4th Annual “Points of Light” May 20th

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4th annual points of lightNew Hope Grief Support Community will host their 4th annual “Points of Light,” fundraiser, their largest of the year on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art.  Ticket price is $50 and can be purchased online.

The event will feature a silent auction, appetizers, live music, and an opportunity drawing for a four-night and five-day trip for two with round-trip tickets to New York City. 

Fifty percent of the proceeds will help fund and support the community of Seal Beach by building a memorial in remembrance of the victims in the tragic Salon Meritage shooting in October 2011. The other half of the proceeds will fund New Hope Grief Support programs that are offered to the public free-of-charge.

“This is the first year we are hosting our event at the MOLAA, we are anticipating a large turnout, and our guest list already includes 9th District Councilmember Steve Neal and Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell.  Our hope is that we will be able to raise a significant amount of the funding needed to build a beautiful memorial and continue to offer our programs at no cost,” said Susan Beeney, Founder of New Hope.

“Being the Chief of Police I always hear stories of how families lose loved ones—grief affects so many.  We are privileged to have an organization like New Hope that provides programs & resources at no charge for families to overcome their grief and loss.  I‘m excited to take part in their Points of Light Fundraiser and support the work that they are doing” said Long Beach Police Chief, Jim McDonnell.

About New Hope Grief Support Community:
Based in Long Beach, Calif., New Hope Grief Support Community has been a local leader for over 12 years providing grief support groups, educational resources, seminars, and family grief camps at no cost. New Hope’s mission is to help grieving people find hope and healing as they travel on their own personal journey of grief.  We provide grievers with a safe, supportive, caring environment to share without judgment. We believe supportive grief groups, can help people on their journey of grief to discover they are not alone, and gain the tools and support they need to carry on.  New hope provides services for children, teens, young adults, & adults—they have served over 7,000 people.  Learn more about New Hope Grief Support Community at

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