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Written for Sonoran Resorts newsletter
Surely folks will recall the grand night of games and fun this past July at Sonoran Resorts annual Las Vegas Night for Charity! In addition to an evening of camaraderie at the tables, the evening has raised more than $10,000 US over the past two years with proceeds going to the local Office on Integral Family Development (DIF). In 2013, the Las Vegas night contribution went to help purchase water treatment equipment for the Dialysis Center (which had a total cost of nearly $20K), creation and completion of which has been a primary goal of Puerto Peñasco’s First Lady and local DIF President Rafaela Félix de Figueroa. In 2014, the Las Vegas night proceeds were once again presented to the DIF and, on this occasion, went to equipping Amores de Peñasco Children’s Shelter with a 5 ton AC unit, as well as for items to equip the Dialysis Center with an expected opening date of early Spring 2015.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29th, Sonoran Resorts Sales Director Jim Ringquist met with Mrs. Rafaela Félix de Figueroa, as well as DIF Director Samuel Ortega, and Municipal Health Coordinator Dr. Eliel López Urías for a tour of the Dialysis Center facility before presenting the team with the materials, all made possible from Sonoran Resorts’ Las Vegas night activities. Items recently donated to help equip the city’s first Dialysis Center include a clinical scale, consultation desk and accessories, stools, double sink, sensors for surgical wash, foot-pedal for both cold and hot water, among other items.
After Jim, Puerto Peñasco’s First Lady, and DIF Director Ortega heard more about the equipment from Dr. López Urías, Mrs. Félix de Figueroa stated, “I am truly grateful for the support we’ve been given for the second year in a row. This speaks to your noble heart and, above all, reflects that you continue to believe in the work we have been doing in leading this institution.”
Jim was visibly pleased and moved to be on hand for the arrival of the equipment and remarked that plans are already in the works for the 2015 Sonoran Resorts Las Vegas Night Event. He also emphasized that, along with support from the DIF, the Sonoran Resorts have currently launched their 4th Annual Holiday Food Drive and will be accepting non-perishable food items at any of the Sonoran Resorts offices through Dec. 30th.