Seal Beach shooting Victims Fund closes out

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The Seal Beach Victims’ Fund collected an approximate total of $400,000 from the time it was established to its close at the end of 2011, according to Seth Eaker, trustee and spokesman for the Fund.

Eaker said the $400,000 figure included the $150,000 distributed to the vamilies of the victims of the Oct. 12, 2011 Salon Meritage shootings.

The trustees of the Seal Beach Victims’ Fund Trust said they wished to thank the public and all donors that participated in all fundraising activities.   The trust is now officially closed.  The purpose of the funds raised is to assist those victims and their families affected by the Oct. 12, 2011 Salon Meritage shooting.

Seth Eaker, trustee and communications liaison, said, “The trustees are meeting regarding the final disbursements early this month and expect to distribute more than the $150,000 already shared with the victims and those most affected.  Should you wish to contact the Trust, please do so at sealbeachvictimsfund@gmail.com.”

The trustees said they wished to thank all those in the community and beyond who have given so generously to help those most affected by the tragedy.

Marie Pope, of West Comm, helped raise over $18,000 with T-shirt sales; Old Ranch Country Club and their partners raised over $61,000 and Affliction Clothing also contributed via their t-shirts.

“It is due to the tremendous support of community leaders and volunteers like Lynn Alfieri of Netwin Solutions, Howard Peck & Rick Hodgins of Phillips Steel, Mike Martin, the golf pro at Old Ranch Country Club, and Gina Phillips of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, that fundraisers have been as successful as they have been,” Eaker said. “All of these volunteers and dozens of others have selflessly given to make a difference.”

The Seal Beach Victims’ Fund Trust was established in partnership with the city of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and Watson & Associates for the express purpose of being a clearinghouse for funds raised to help the victims.

For questions and comments, e-mail Eaker at the sealbeachvictimsfund@gmail.com.

Seal Beach shooting Victims Fund closes out