The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will host a dedication ceremony Wednesday for three mobile homes it donated to families who were displaced by a fire last year in Indio.
The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the Pueblo Del Sol Mobile Home Park on the 81351 block of Avenue 46. Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike and former Indio Mayor and current City Councilman Glenn Miller will present the homes to the families.
The total value of the three donated mobile homes is more than $450,000.
The non-injury fire that originally burned down the three homes was reported Sept. 30, 2020, at the mobile home park in the 81000 block of Avenue 46, near Indio High School.
Multiple engine crews encountered a doublewide unit fully engulfed in flames, which subsequently spread to two other homes, fire officials said.
Ten people were displaced in all — five adults and five children. They were assisted by the American Red Cross after the flames were knocked down.
“This is Indio — we are stronger together,” Miller said shortly after the fire.
“We are proud to be a part of community where everyone, from the tribes to the city, to our school district, comes together to help those in need,” he added.