New Amberly’s Place under construction

New Amberly’s Place under construction

YUMA, Ariz. – Amberly’s Place is moving into a new home soon and they are asking for your help for their move.

Their new home is currently under construction. The organization out grew their current home five years ago and needs a bigger place according to Diane Umphress who runs the crisis response victim center. The construction project is going to cost about $2.2M and so far Amberly’s has only collected 75% of those funds.

“They can go to website and you can make a donation of any size, just put down “for the building”,” said Umphress,”what we are trying to do, is make sure when the victims come they feel they are cared about, they are believed, and they are going to get the services that they need.”

There will be a mixer at their soon-to-be new location (1310 S. 3rd Ave.) where you can get a sneak-peek of the new place. The mixer is Wednesday November 18th, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. There is a $5 fee at the door, that money will benefit the Chamber of Commerce.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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