City of Indio and Spotlight 29 Partner to Provide for Fire victims

INDIO — Three Indio families whose homes recently burned down in a fire have received additional assistance from Spotlight 29 and Tortoise Rock Casinos.

“In conjunction with Chairman Darrell Mike and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the Team from the Spotlight 29 and Tortoise Rock Casinos are donating $500 Walmart gift cards to each of the families affected by the home fires on September 30th.” Ryan C. Walker, general manager of the Casino Enterprises, said in a prepared statement. “We recognize living in a temporary situation is stressful and we are proud to assist with easing some of that stress”

Mayor Glenn Miller presented the gift cards outside of the clubhouse at the Pueblo Del Sol Mobile Home park at 81-351 Ave. 46 in Indio.

On the afternoon of Sept. 30, a fire erupted inside one home at Pueblo Del Sol Mobile Home Park in Indio. It quickly spread to two surrounding homes, and destroyed two vehicles.

Spotlight 29 and Tortoise Rock Casinos are owned by the Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, who have already announced they are donating new mobile homes for the three families, who are anticipating moving in to their homes within the next two weeks. The families on Saturday were shown  diagrams of their new homes. Each family had the opportunity to select different designs and their choice of flooring.

“The lives of ten people were devastated in just minutes,” said Mayor Miller.  “We are so fortunate that our Indio community continues to step up to help these families recover from what will be a very long process.  Thank you to Spotlight 29 for continuing to recognize their needs.”

A 16-year-old girl suffered third-degree burns to her feet. She has been recovering with the assistance of a wheelchiar.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.




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