Event To Be Held At Sunset On The Manhattan Beach Pier
Two people with ties to the city were killed in the attack and another one was wounded. To recognized these victims, Manhattan Beach is holding a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 4. It will be at the Manhattan Beach Pier at 6:30 p.m.
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce issued this statement on Tuesday:
“Dear Members, friends, and family,
“The Las Vegas tragedy has hit too close to home.
“All of us are hearing countless stories of loss and trauma from our neighbors, colleagues, friends and loved ones that were in Las Vegas this past weekend. During the largest mass-shooting in our nation’s history, lives were taken, souls were shattered, hearts have been broken, and spirits have been crushed.
“We lost one MB Police employee (Rachel Parker) and one MBUSD Special Education employee (Sandy Casey). Another MB Police Officer was wounded. If you ever approached the main counter at the Police Station on 15th, you were probably greeted by Rachel, a 9-year employee of the MBPD. Sandy touched countless students, parents and colleagues with her gift that was shared with 100s of students throughout her 9 year tenure at MBUSD. The loss of their brilliant lives leaves a void in our community.
“Let’s gather together as ‘South Bay Cares’ to show our love and support for those lost, those affected, and for those who are struggling with finding a way to carry on.
“There will be a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, October 4th, 6:30 P.M. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
“Please share to your business and personal social media.
“Here are a few more ways to help:
• Blood Drive – this Saturday Oct 7th, 10:30am -4:30pm at Fire Station 1 on 15th street
Sign up here
• Blood Drive – Sunday Oct. 8th, 9:30-3:30 at Fire Station 1 on 15th street
Sign up here
• Note, if you gave blood during the Hurricane Harvey Drive last month, you will not yet be eligible to give again.
“Go Fund Me page for Sandy Casey’s Funeral expenses
“Growing memorial for Rachel Parker at the MBPD on 15th street welcomes flowers, notes and remembrance.”