“This contribution is our way of making a positive difference..."
The Cocopah Tribal Council has approved a $3500 donation to help the Yuma chapter of Habitat for Humanity to continue its mission building stronger communities.
“This contribution is our way of making a positive difference in the lives of those who are working to build a better life for themselves and their families,” said Cocopah Honorable Chairwoman Sherry Cordova.
Habitat for Humanity Yuma has built a combined total of 18 homes over the past 18 years, according to Frank Carrillo, Executive Director of the Yuma chapter.
“The Cocopah Tribe understands that partnerships are the key to building a strong community,” Carrillo said, adding: “If you build a strong community, then your citizens are prouder and more productive and the overall health of the community is improved.”
“Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing,” according to the organization’s website.
“Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem – decent housing for all.”