Illegal fireworks are a growing problem in Los Angeles. Photo from Pixabay.
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A nonprofit group that provides food for low-income people with chronic illnesses will hold a fundraising Independence Day celebration at the historic O’Donnell House in Palm Springs, the organization announced Thursday.

The 7 p.m. event sponsored by AAP-Food Samaritans will include an open bar, dinner and entertainment.

Funds raised by the event will support the organization’s program that distributes monthly food vouchers to people living with chronic illnesses in the Coachella Valley.

The event will be catered by Willie Rhine and the Eight4Nine — a Palm Springs-based restaurant and lounge that serves New American cuisine. Keisha D will perform.

“Due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel several fundraisers over the past two years, and we are relying on this event more than ever,” the organization’s CEO and Executive Director Mark Anton said. “People in our community are struggling to make ends meet, and those with chronic illnesses need us more than ever.”

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at for $175.

The event will also coincide with the return of the city of Palm Springs’ Fourth of July fireworks display, which will be visible from the venue.

It will be the first fireworks display held by the city following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shot will begin around 9:15 p.m.

AAP in Palm Springs has provided services for nearly 31 years.

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