Normally Amberly’s Place holds Week in Paradise, its biggest fundraiser of the year, in June, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown of businesses, schools and venues, the organization decided to hold off until a better time.
Now is that time. People are tired of staying home and antsy for a great family vacation to a safe location where social distancing is not a problem.
More importantly, even though the pandemic is not over, Amberly’s Place needs to generate funds to ensure that it can continue to offer the same high quality of care to victims of abuse that it has provided to the community for over 20 years
Yuma– La doctora Emilia Matos, pediátra de largo tiempo en Yuma, falleció el lunes durante la mañana debido a causas relacionadas a COVID-19, dio a conocer el Centro Médico Regional de Yuma.
Falleció luego de una batalla de semanas bajo atención de colegas de la profesión médica quienes la veneraban como figura clave en la comunidad de profesionistas del cuidado de salud.
“Durante las últimas dos semanas, yo mantuve esperanzas de que su condición se mejorara”, dijo el doctor Bharat Magu, oficial médico principal del hospital (YRMC). “Se extrañará mucho su amistad, su sonrisa y su entusiasmo para continuar brindando cuidado a niños y jóvenes de la comunidad”.
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) announced Monday that longtime pediatrician Dr. Emilia Matos died early that morning in the care of fellow medical professionals who revered her as a key figure in the local medical community.
According to YRMC, Matos died of COVID-19-related causes.
“For (the) last two weeks, I was keeping the hope that her condition would turn around,” YRMC Chief Medical Officer Bharat Magu said in a news release. “Her kindness, her smile and her enthusiasm to continue providing care to young ones in the community will be dearly missed.”
With Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Amberly’s Place invites community members to “adopt” local families who have experienced abuse. Their donations will help the family advocacy center provide holiday meal baskets to those families who would otherwise not have a Thanksgiving Day.
Diane Umphress, executive director of Amberly’s Place, pointed out that often victims not only leave behind the abuse, but they also lose their source of financial support. As a result, this holiday season, “many families will be left without any type of financial support at all due to abuse,” she said. “As a community, we continue to need your help and support to keep up with the needs of those we serve.”
A large part of the tournaments success is due to the sponsorship from Genesis of Yuma. The new car dealership helped in a variety of ways to help Desert Hills create a wonderful event.
“(Genesis) was really excited to get on board and partner with the Sunbelt Senior Tour,” Smith said. “They provided signage and support for us. We think they’re going to continue on next year.”
Along with the spectacular golf that was played over the three days, this golf tournament displayed even further commitment towards their effort in helping the Yuma community.
Amberly’s Place in Yuma was the charity partner with the Sunbelt Senior Tour this week.
The social service organization houses professionals who are trained in handling victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. The special training helps reduce the trauma to the victim.
“Amberly’s Place is unfortunately a needed entity in our community and other communities,” Smith said. “We were able to raise $1,385 for Amberly’s place. That charity isn’t just a charity, it’s a lifeblood. It saves peoples lives. We’re pleased to have had them as our partner.”
Desert Hills will be having another partnership with Amberly’s Place during its “Million Dollar Shootout” tournament right after Christmas.