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DRM Employee Wins Community Volunteerism Award

Congratulations to Louie Saldana of Associa Desert Resort Management on being named our Community Volunteerism Award winner! This quarterly award recognizes Associa family members who give back to their community both at work and home. If you know someone who is always organizing food drives at the office, spends weekends cleaning up the park, or donates their time at local non-profits, click here to nominate them!

Read Louie’s story below and see how he impacts his team and entire community!

Louie has been a coach for more than 15 years and now runs a nonprofit organization located in Indio, CA. The name of the program is Little Rajahs Football and Cheer which consist of 200 kids. The program provides kids the opportunity to keep active and also includes an educational program. This helps the kids stay focused in school while playing sports.

They have managed to keep the cost of registration the lowest in the area so the parents can afford for their child to play.  Little Rajas also has a program called We Pay to Play to help parents who qualify for benefits so their kids can participate in sports.  The program is supported by fundraisers and donations from the community. Louie has worked so hard to keep this organization alive. He also helps the boys and girls in the juvenile probation department with the opportunity to play football and cheer to help keep them in a positive and safe space.