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Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Donates $33,000 to Help Fight Hunger in the Valley

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The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians recently hosted its 3rd Annual Drive Against Hunger Golf Tournament, raising $33,000 for Well in the Desert and FIND Food Bank. The funds will be used to supplement their food distribution programs.

“There was no doubt we would participate for a 3rd year in supporting efforts that help fight hunger in the CoachellaValley,” said Tribal Chairman Doug Welmas. “The tribe is proud to take part in such an impactful event and look forward to many more years bringing awareness to these organizations and their ability to provide necessary resources.”

Well in the Desert serves nearly 45-thousand meals, many to seniors and children and FIND Food Bank distributes food through partnering agencies to 80-thousand individuals monthly.

The community wide fundraising event continues to be supported by a group of volunteers from Sun City, Shadow Hills with help from The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Eagle Falls Golf Course, and to date have donated $73,000 to help fight hunger in the Coachella Valley. Plans are already underway for next year’s golf tournament fundraiser set for March 27, 2015, where volunteers hope to double what they raised this year.

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe with approximately 1,610 acres of reservation land in the CoachellaValley. The Tribe owns several business enterprises including Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Goals include growing and diversifying its business ventures to increase employment in the Coachella Valley, increasing the support of community programs, continuing to pursue economic self-sufficiency and preserving and educating the public about Cabazon culture. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit

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