Cocopah Indian Tribe donates money through City of Yuma - 13 On Your Side's Arlette Yousif reports
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA/KECY) - Crossroads Mission, a staple in Yuma that practices the gift of giving every single day for over 63 years is receiving a helping hand through a generous donation from the Cocopah Indian Tribe.
$15,000 was awarded to Crossroads in its time of need.
“We’re very excited in receiving this money because all agencies, especially Crossroads, we’re struggling so much. The summer months are here and we’re struggling right now with the food prices up, the gas prices, ‘cause we take clients everywhere. This money will really come in handy to help pay our bills,” says Crossroads Mission Director Barbara Rochester.
Cocopah Indian Tribe’s donation to the mission was announced at the most recent Yuma City Council meeting. The mission is expected to receive the funds through the City of Yuma soon, just in time for our seasonal heat up.
“We’re grateful to be part of the process and have the Cocopah Tribe provide funds that we can then distribute on,” explains Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls.
Currently, the mission is in need of water, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, fresh fruit, and financial donations.
As many know, Crossroads Mission is a cooling station for all who need a place to go to stay out of the dangerous heat. The shelter not only helps those in need to stay hydrated but also to get the nutrients they need.
“We do 400 meals a day-- breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we’re never closed. We save people's lives. We get them off the street. We help them get their GED, get their I.D.’s. So it’s so important for us to have the cash donations to keep them going,” says Rochester.
Crossroads Mission is always accepting donations at the shelter, the thrift shop, and even on their website.