The Cocopah Indian Tribe contributed $15,000 to the City of Yuma, which in turn donated that money to support Crossroads Mission. Under the Arizona Gaming Compact, Native American Tribes with casinos are required to share a percentage of their profits with local governments in support of local programs and nonprofit groups. Pictured left to right: Cocopah Councilman Irwin Twist, Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls, Crossroads Mission Community Affairs Director Barbara Rochester, and Cocopah Councilman Neil White.
Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long (center) presents a donation of $1,000 to the Volkswagen group of Yuma in support of their 20th Annual “Volkswagens on the River” car show event.
All proceeds from the event benefit Crossroads Mission, a homeless shelter and drug and alcohol addiction recovery rehabilitation facility that has been serving the Yuma community since 1959.
Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa Long, Councilman Neil White and Police Chief Joe Jenkins attended Special Olympics Arizona's 5th Annual Breakfast with Champions. The Tribe is a major a sponsor of the organization that supports special needs children and their families.
Cocopah Indian Tribe Chairwoman Sherry Cordova and Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long present a $3000 check to the Somerton High School Committee. Somerton, on Nov. 6, held its annual Corn Fest celebration. The proceeds of which goes to support extracurricular activities for the soon to be built high school.
Vector control experts say the risk of contracting the West Nile virus from infected mosquitoes is down this season compared to what it was two months ago.
The Cocopah Indian Tribe earlier this month welcomed 20 new teachers from the Somerton School District. The tribe provided these teachers with a tour of the Cocopah Museum, a presentation about the Cocopah Tribe and Cocopah Tribal government along with some refreshments.
Each year, the tribe welcomes new teachers to the community. Cocopah students, kindergarten through 8thgrades, attend Somerton public schools.
Cocopah Vice Chairwoman Rosa J. Long presents a $10,000 check to Yuma County Board of Supervisors. Under the Arizona Gaming Compact, Native American Tribes with casinos are required to share a percentage of their profits with local governments in support of local programs and nonprofit groups. The county is dividing the money evenly between Precious Treasures Mission and Gethsemani Food Ministry.
Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long (right) presents a donation of $1,000 to Yuma Fire Captain Paul Evancho and volunteers Andy Evancho and Brittany Evancho at the organization’s 26thannual fundraising tournament. The event was held Feb. 20 at the Desert Hills Golf Course.