The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission wants to publicly thank the generous sponsorships that make the 53rd Anniversary a beautiful reality on March 7.

“We are so grateful for the incredibly generous sponsorships of local businesses that will make the difference in changing the lives of our neighbors in need at the Mission,” said Executive Director Darla Burkett.

Supporting CVRM’s 53rd Anniversary Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball are:

Prime Time Produce; Temalpakh Farm; Vista Cove Rancho Mirage Memory Care; J.P. Morgan Chase and Company; Walter Clark Legal Group; Accord Mediation; First Bank; 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians; Horticultural Sales; KESQ News Channel 3, The Desert News Leader.


The sponsors will be recognized at the Ball to celebrate “Over Five Decades of New Beginnings” with CVRM’s 53rd Anniversary Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with Live and Silent Auctions, to be held at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

The inspirational and fun celebration will benefit the expansion of the Women’s and Children’s Shelter to accommodate the growing number of women and children seeking safe new beginnings. The 4,000-square-foot facility will have 10 rooms with up to 60 beds, a communal kitchen, family laundry, and great room.

“The expanded shelter will offer an array of services including counseling, job training, educational classes and support, and more importantly, hope,” said Burkett

The event will begin with a reception with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a silent auction. A buffet-styled dinner and program follows with music by sensational recording entertainer Christine Love and live band for dancing.  A special video presentation highlighting “stories of hope and successes” of CVRM graduates who have changed their lives will be a highlight of the night, Burkett said.

The event will be hosted by KESQ News Channel 3 Meteorologist and Eye on the Desert Host Patrick Evans. Seats are $200 with tables of 8 or 10 available Reservations can be made at  Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Feb. 29.

The Indio-based Rescue Mission was founded in 1971, offering food, clothing, and safe shelter to anyone in need.  CVRM is the only emergency shelter between Blythe and San Diego that offers over 320,000 meals and 108,000 bed nights of shelter. CVRM helps people end their cycle of homelessness with extensive counseling, job training, and job placement services.

CVRM’s success rate for those entering residential programs and emerging employed and having housing is 80 percent.

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