The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will hold a dedication ceremony Friday to hand the keys to three mobile homes donated by the tribe to families who were displaced by a fire last year at the Pueblo Del Sol Mobile Home Park in Indio.

The ceremony initially was planned for Aug. 25, but was postponed due to unfinished landscaping work, according to tribe spokesman Bob Bogard.

Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike and Indio City Councilman Glenn Miller are set to make the presentation to the families at 10 a.m. Friday.

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

A blaze at the park last Sept. 30 began in one double-wide unit, then spread to two others. Ten people were displaced in all — five adults and five children — and the American Red Cross was called to provide assistance.

“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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