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Yuma man gives back thousands

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, FOX 9) - The Yuma Police Department explained the costs to fund the K9 unit to the Yuma City Council and while explaining the costs to run the unit came a story of a man who made Yuma home and is now donating more than a thousand dollars to that very unit.

Bill reading list of organizations he has donated to

Bill, as he likes to be called, has actually given about $22,000 dollars back to local organizations this year alone.


The Marine veteran served in Vietnam and was effected by agent orange.
The disease didn’t hit him until later in life when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


The VA granted bill 100 percent disability due to the health troubles that came from his service and he decided to use that money to give back and he says he is giving so much back because Yuma gave him a home.

“Once I got here that was it. The anchor went down and never even thought of going some place else. So why not give it to somebody that can use it?” said Bill.

Bill has given back the thousands to YPD, Amberly’s Place, animal rescues, and the local American Legion Post 56 to name a few.

Tune in at 10 p.m. for a full story.

Ciara Encinas

Ciara Encinas is an Emmy award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the KYMA in May 2018.

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