Orlando victims remembered at Healdsburg fundraiser

A moment of silence and slide show honoring victims of the Orlando mass shooting highlighted an evening of mourning and charity Wednesday as several hundred guests gathered at the Healdsburg Golf Club to raise thousands of dollars for the victims and their families.

Members of the Sonoma County Bar Association’s LGBTQI steering committee and the nonprofit Positive Images hosted the benefit and silent auction Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park.

Dozens of local restaurants, businesses and wineries donated items for the event and auction. District Attorney Jill Ravitch and Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris were speakers.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to victims and their families,” said Joseph Daniels, a Golden Gate University law student who, along with other members of his family, helped organize the event.

“Everyone has been so generous beyond our wildest imaginations,” said Angela Daniels, a Santa Rosa real estate agent and Joseph’s mother. “There is a lot of good happening here in Sonoma County.”