SCOTTSDALE, Arizona., October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (âSRPMICâ) has awarded a grant of $ 50,000 to the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC), through its 12% gambling grant program. The VMLC supports all era veterans who have a verified and enhanced emergency need not supported by the VA. VA social workers as well as other charitable entities that have a proven method of validating veteran status can write a check to the veteran within hours to help them. Needs may include, but are not limited to, shelter, emergency home or auto repairs, utility bills, as well as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. .
“Our goal is to respect, honor and remember all who served in the military and to raise awareness of veterans issues. Above all, we want to promote the general well-being of the mind, body and the spirituality of these warriors and their families, “said Martin harvier, president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community. “‘NEVER FORGET !’ is our motto and we believe the VMLC has done an outstanding job helping veterans in need and we look forward to a successful partnership.
President of VMLC Tom eisiminger said, “We want to thank the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community for the grant. We appreciate the generosity and community trust in our non-profit organization which will allow us to help more veterans and their families. who are struggling during this pandemic. When these men and women are faced with these emergency issues, they do not know where to turn and are sadly on the brink of crisis and potential tragedy. Real estate rentals are skyrocketing and this seems to be an acute problem right now, making a difference to our veterans and our community.
About the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community:
The Pima-Maricopa Indian community of Salt River is made up of two tribes: the Akimel O’odham (People of the river) or the Pima and the Xalychidom Piipaash (People who live near the water) also called the Maricopa. The two tribes speak different languages ââbut share the same cultural values. The Pima consider their ancestors to be the “Hohokam”, an ancient civilization that lived in Arizona almost two thousand years, going back to 300 AD The Hohokam cultivated the Salt River Valley and created an elaborate canal irrigation system throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The Pima are well known for their basket weaving and the Maricopa are known for their red clay pottery work. Both art forms are made from natural materials and can be viewed at the community’s Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum.
Today, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community comprises 53,000 acres of land located 11 miles northeast of downtown. Phoenix. The community is located in the heart of the East Valley, next to Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Mesa and Temple. It holds 19,000 acres of nature reserve and 11,000 acres are cultivated for a variety of crops including cotton, melons, potatoes, onions and carrots.
Not so long ago, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community was a rural settlement. But today, because the urban area has expanded its growth and development, it occupies a unique position in one of the most desirable geographic areas in the entire metropolitan area.
About the Veterans Medical Leadership Council
The Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) is committed to connecting Maricopa County military veterans with medical, mental health and general wellness resources and opportunities to ensure that no real need remains unmet and that exemplary honor be bestowed where it has been deserved.
Founded in 1999 with a singular mission to support veterans of the Greater Phoenix Valley who have a need that cannot be legally met by the Veterans Administration, the Arizona State and other federal and state offices, the VMLC works with these organizations to ensure that the needs of Arizona veterans are not overlooked.
Passionately committed to providing an essential financial safety net in an emergency for Veterans and their families in need of a helping hand, not a helping hand, during their transition to civil society and throughout their journey after the service. This timely assistance secures the necessities of our veterans.
The VMLC supports veterans of all ages who have verified and enhanced need and are supported by VA social workers as well as other charities who have a proven method of validating veteran status. Needs may include, but are not limited to, shelter, emergency home or auto repairs, utility bills, as well as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. .
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