Inspired by the oppressed French peasants who fought for their freedom in 1789, the Orange County Rescue Mission has scheduled its third annual Bastille Day Benefit to raise money for its shelter for abandoned and homeless women and children.
Last year’s benefit generated $40,000 for the House of Hope shelter in Orange. The 45-bed facility was built in 1993 and is open to women of all ages. The residents enter programs to attain self-sufficiency and stay from one to 18 months.
This year’s event will be at 6 p.m. July 11 at the Balboa Bay Club, 121 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. The evening will feature French cuisine by Bay Club executive chef Jean-Pierre Eigenheer.
Also, 1997 Hope Awards will be presented for their contributions to L.C. “Bob” Albertson Jr., president of HomeAid Orange County; Presley Homes, Inland Empire Division; and Joanne Coontz, mayor of Orange.
The Orange County Rescue Mission was founded in 1963 and serves more than 44,000 men, women and children in need every year. It operates both the House of Hope and a single men’s facility in Santa Ana.
Information: (714) 258-4450.