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CVRM "90 Days of Summer"

By CVRM

On June 14 staff members from the men’s and women’s programs of the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission will be traveling to areas known to be populated by members of the homeless community to distribute information about Rescue Mission services as well as water, sunscreen, long sleeved shirts, shoes and other supplies.”
 
“Not everyone can, or wants to come to the Rescue Mission for services,” explained Darla Burkett, Executive Director.  “But we still want to make sure as many people as possible are reminded about our services, and provide them with potentially life-saving items.  No one should suffer because they aren’t aware of the available resources we offer,” she added. 
 
This outreach is the first of three “90 Days of Summer Relief” trips Rescue Mission staff members will make to homeless encampments. Two vans will leave the Rescue Mission at 8 a.m. and return at noon.  Those wishing to help are encouraged to drop off needed supplies at the Rescue Mission or donate online.
 
Founded in 1971, the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, and safe shelter to anyone in need.  Additionally, CVRM helps people end their cycle of homelessness with extensive counseling, job training, and job placement services.  Currently more than 175,000 meals are provided each year, along with 59,800 nights of safe shelter.  The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is located at 47-470 Van Buren Street.  To learn more about the Rescue Mission or to donate directly, visit www.CVRM.org and connect with us on facebook www.facebook.com/cvrmrescuemission

19th Annual PS Short Film Fest

By Denise Ortuno Neil

The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival starts reeling them in on Tuesday, June 18th through June 24th at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs. The long lasting Short Film Fest is in its 19th year and will showcase over 300 films from 30 plus countries in genres ranging from laugh out loud comedy, to tear jerking dramas and scare you straight horror flicks.

A unique aspect of the PS Short Film Fest is their addition of the Short Film Market, which allows over 3,000 film from their library to be available to film buyers and is the only one of its kind in North America.

The Tuesday night kickoff offers up laughs with the opening film, "Laughing Matters" at 6:30pm. The film is followed up with a reception filled with schmoozing and potential boozing at the downtown Palm Springs hotspot, Lulus California Bistro on Palm Canyon.

For more information, tickets and film schedule visit www.psfilmfest.org or call 760-778-8979

Camelot Theatre is located at 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs California, 92262

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