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Gila County Supervisor Tim Humphrey (left) gives a $5,000 check to Cobre Valley Youth Club Board President Matthew Storms. Also pictured are Youth Club Director Adrienne Yniguez and Globe City Councilmember Fernando Shipley as well as several participants in Youth Center programs. Photo by David Abbott

Gila County Donates $5,000 for Youth Club Renovation

Gila County District 2 Supervisor Tim Humphrey once again showed support for the Cobre Valley Youth Club, giving a $5,000 donation from to help fix the roof over the kitchen of the organization’s new location at the site of the former Knights of Columbus building in eastern Globe.

“By remodeling a building that has some history in Globe, [the Youth Club] is preserving some of what makes our community unique,” Humphrey says. “I hope this donation reminds Globe-Miami businesses and residents that they, too, can donate—whether it’s money, their carpentry skills or time—to help complete this project.”

Humphrey said he supports the Youth Club and lauds its success at providing creative programs and activities for kids in the Globe-Miami community.

“This is a volunteer effort,” he continued. “Youth Club board officers have done a great job recruiting volunteers for interior carpentry work, sheetrock and painting, and the board members work right beside them with hammers and paintbrushes.”

For the past six months, the Cobre Valley Youth Club board has been at work remodeling the Knights of Columbus hall, which is being transformed to create larger quarters for programs to expand and allow more local youths to participate in after-school activities.

The Cobre Valley Youth Club recently received donations from Gila County to help with repairs to the Knights of Columbus building on the east side of town. Pictured is the outside of the building that needs a new roof for the building’s entryway.

Humphrey, who has more than three decades in the construction business, has been a big supporter of the nonprofit. His donation of $5,000 last winter helped initiate work on the building, and the most recent donation will help replace a portion of the roof over the building’s kitchen, improving the pitch for better drainage. Remaining funds will go towards replacing and painting interior walls.

Funding comes from county constituent funds available to each supervisor for community development projects of their own choosing.

The Cobre Valley Youth Club provides innovative activities such as the Summer Day Camp, offering supervised activities for youths during June and July. Snacks and lunches are provided during Camp, and activities range from art and sports to demonstrations of boxing and tae kwon do; cheer camp, a talent competition, STEM education; fire prevention, health screenings and anti-drug education.

To volunteer or otherwise get involved with the Cobre Valley Youth Club, contact Board Chairman Matt Storms or board members Jesse Leetham; Fernando Shipley; Alexis Rivera; Carmen Casillas; Mickie Nye or Vince Mariscal.

For more information, go to cobrevalleyyouthclub or call 928-973-3926 or email cobrevalleyyouth@gmail.com.

Donations can be mailed to Cobre Valley Youth Club PO Box 2335 Globe, Ariz. 85501.

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