Viejas Tribe Donates $50,000 to Police Officers Association

Widows & Orphans Fund to receive $50,000 from Viejas Tribe

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At 12:30 PM, August 29, 2016, The Viejas Tribe, represented by Tribal
Chairman Robert Welch Jr., will present a $50,000 donation to the San
Diego Police Officers Association. Brian Marvel, President of the Police
Officers Association, will receive the donation and will be accompanied
by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Chief Shelley

The donation, specifically focused towards the Widows and Orphans Fund,
is intended to honor the service of those who have sacrificed all and to
provide support to their families. Chairman Welch stated, “The Viejas
Tribe is proud to support the Police Officers Association and believes
in their mission of healing and caring for the families that have lost
loved ones in the line of duty.”

The donation presentation will take place at 12:30 PM, at the SDPD
Headquarters on August 29, 2016.

About the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, one of the remaining 12 bands of
the Kumeyaay Indian Nation, resides on a 1,600-acre reservation in the
Viejas Valley, east of the community of Alpine in San Diego County,

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a sovereign governmental
jurisdiction over its land and Tribal Members. The Viejas Band has a
“trust” relationship with the federal government, enforces federal laws,
and participates in issues relating to its land and people, on a
government-to-government basis.

The Tribe is known widely for its generosity to support their neighbors,
the San Diego Community and numerous charities. Their financial and
in-kind donations are among the many ways the Tribal Members give back
and share in projects and activities to improve the lives of all San

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The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Shalee Kekawa, Viejas Community