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Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is proud to welcome the addition of Kari Middleton-Hendrix of Bermuda Dunes and Yeilin Padilla of Indio and to its Board of Directors. CVRM has a long history of service to the valley, guided over the years by many dedicated members of our community who have a passion for service and a desire to further the cause of the Mission.

The current nine-member Board oversees and advises on all aspects of the operations of CVRM, bringing their various talents to bear to ensure a healthy organization to serve the underserved.

Middleton-Hendrix is a Wealth Management Advisor and Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) with LPL Financial and Medical Wealth Management in the Palm Springs area with more than 30 collaborative years of investment, tax strategy, liability and asset management. She works closely with businesses, entrepreneurs, healthcare and other professionals, non-profit organizations, and high net-worth individuals on all aspects of financial planning. She was recently named a Five Star Wealth Manager for the sixth time and nominated as a top female advisor with National Association of Plan Advisors magazine as recently as 2021.

Padilla is a Community Health Advocate with the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and a life-long resident of the Coachella Valley. She successfully completed her Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Urban Policy from the University of California Riverside in June  2020. She also brings experience from various fields including city and state government.

The 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 more than 320,000 meals and 108,000 bed nights of shelter with wrap-around services annually.  CVRM’s success rate for those entering residential programs and emerging employed and have housing is 80 percent.

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