The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians postponed its dedication ceremony Wednesday for three mobile homes it donated to families who were displaced by a fire last year in Indio.

The event was initially scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. at the Pueblo Del Sol Mobile Home Park, 81351 Avenue 46, near Indio High School, but has been postponed to a currently unknown date.

Bob Bogard, spokesman for the tribe, said the postponement was due to unfinished landscaping work for the three mobile homes.

Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike and Indio City Councilman Glenn Miller were to present the homes to the families.

The total value of the three donated mobile homes is more than $450,000.

Fire destroyed three homes at the park on Sept. 30, 2020. Officials said the blaze began in one double-wide unit, then spread to two others.

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.”

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