The Quechan Tribe and the Yuma City Council distributed nearly $9,000 in gaming proceeds to nonprofit organizations during the regular meeting held April 18.
Under compacts with Arizona, tribal casinos contribute a percentage of their gaming revenues each year to cities, towns and counties, who in turn choose nonprofit community organizations as the beneficiaries. The Quechan Tribe operates two gaming facilities in Yuma County.
Sun Vista Piece Makers have donated over $43,155 to Amberly’s Place since they began around 14 years ago. This season, Shirley Jones (from left), president; Terri Williams, activity director; Ann Crain; Judy Rushford; and Dusty Grooms (far right), park manager; presented a $6,000 check to Diane Umphress (second from right), executive director of Amberly’s Place. There are 108 registered quilters at Sun Vista and at least 70 quilters who meet regularly during the classes every week.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - “The window had been my companion, a promise of a world safe on the outside the window was my hope of help on the other side," an emotional account of domestic violence from Arizonan Brianca Miller, heard by the governor and countless others, gathered in front of the Arizona Capitol building Monday night to commemorate the start of Domestic Violence Awareness month and to light Arizona purple. It’s an issue the state says will affect 1 in 4 Arizona women in their lifetime.