A fundraiser will benefit Solace House of the Ozarks, a community partnership of agencies, providers and volunteers seeking to meet the needs of the dying and their families in the greater Joplin area.

The fundraiser, a Chinese New Year-themed celebration, is planned for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 N. Saint Louis Ave.

Attendees can expect an auction of donated items, dinner, raffle tickets and more. Tickets are available for a $25 donation by clicking the “Donate” button at solacehouseoftheozarks.com.

Solace House of the Ozarks aims to provide a home away from home with 24-hour volunteer support for those in the last days to weeks of life. It's a member of the Omega Home Network, a national organization that promotes the development and expansion of community homes for dying people.

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