Funding Animal Sanctuary, Free Music Camp, DAP Heads East

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening with our local nonprofits.

Million-Dollar Donor Names Animal Samaritans Veterinary Clinic

Following a donation of $750,000 from the Richard Brooke Foundation, animal samaritans received $1,750,000 from a local animal lover Cade L. Morrow.

“From the beginning, Cade was committed to helping the most vulnerable pets in our community, with a focus on abused and abandoned dogs and cats,” said the CEO of Animal Samaritans. Tom Snider.

Cade L. Morrow donated $1,750,000 to Animal Samaritans.

Morrow’s donation is intended for both the expansion of the Animal Samaritans veterinary clinic in Thousand Palms and the establishment of The Cade L. Morrow Animal Welfare Fund.

The new clinic will include a space dedicated to animal treatment, a canine recovery room for emergency care, a room dedicated to oncology services for pets, doctors’ offices and two additional examination rooms for animals of company. The new center will be built on Animal Samaritans’ Pet Land Place property, right next to its veterinary clinic.

Cade credits the love he felt for his pets and the joy they brought him as the main reason for supporting Animal Samaritans. More recently, he shared his life with three dogs and a cat.

Youth Training Orchestras Offer Free Summer Music Camp

Youth Training Orchestrait is summer music camp will take place at Palm Springs Cultural Center Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for eight weeks starting June 14.

The camp is offered free of charge to students in grades 8-11 and the program aims to strengthen reading, singing and music comprehension skills through choral technique. Instrumentalists are encouraged to participate as well as singers.

This program includes — but does not require — participation in the Youth Training Orchestra, which will be held at the same location from September. The first 15 minutes of each summer camp session are reserved for instrumental auditions.

The mission of the Youth Training Orchestras of America is to recreate the pre-college experience of Juilliard for the dedicated musicians of Coachella Valley Youth. For more information on the organization or the Musicality Summer Camp, visit

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is located at 2300 E. Baristo Road in Palm Springs.

Funding approved for new Joshua Tree No-Kill animal shelter

Community members traveled to Pioneertown on March 26 for the Joshua Tree No-Kill Animal Shelter fundraiser.

The Morongo Basin Humanitarian Society (MBHS) will soon receive $200,000 from San Bernardino County to help upgrade and replace outdated adoption and residential facilities in Joshua Tree.

“We are thrilled to receive this generous donation, which will be a huge boost to our fundraising efforts to build a new no-kill animal adoption and shelter complex,” said Mimi Mitz, chairman of the MBHS. “These funds will also be used to support programs that advance animal welfare in our communities.”

Said Donna Daviesmember of the shelter’s capital campaign committee: “Our plans for the new shelter and adoption complex will consist of several buildings including housing for cats and kittens, kennels, as well as several shaded dog parks for free play. dog.”

The Morongo Basin Humane Society, also known as Joshua Tree No-kill Animal Shelter, provides programs and services to save the lives of homeless pets, including veterinary care, animal sheltering, animal rescue, animal placement and pet adoption, as well as the Classroom education on pet responsibility program run by board members and retired teachers Lawless Dory and Jean Bixby.

For more information or to donate, visit

DAP Health celebrates East Valley expansion with two upcoming events

June 6, DAP Health announced the opening of its new Sexual Wellness Clinic at 81-719 Doctor Carreon Boulevard, Suite D, in Indio. The clinic, which officially opens July 11, will operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will offer testing for various sexually transmitted infections. It will also provide pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to HIV-positive clients. Case management and referral to additional resources will also be available.

Testing and treatment are confidential and free.

“We’re adjusting the system to meet the needs of the community by not asking for your insurance while providing free services that don’t take weeks to be seen by a clinician,” said CJ Tobedirector of community health and sexual well-being of DAP, who led the project.

DAP Health is also celebrating the first anniversary of its Indio Revivals Resale Store.

To commemorate these two milestones, the organization will hold one-on-one groundbreaking ceremonies on July 16, the first at 10 a.m. at the DAP Health Sexual Wellness Clinic and the second an hour later at Revivals Indio. All are invited to attend.