Wednesday, December 2, 2020

WV Online Community Meeting

Wednesday, December 16th 2020,  5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
REGISTER for the Virtual meeting held on Zoom: https://bit.ly/WVCommunity2020
Wonder Valley MAC Delegate: Steve Reyes

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate.

Agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8cYsQkR0yiqQ-JIWSqtjzVcvvQ84Pjk/view?usp=sharing

A G E N D A                      

1. Call to order and flag salute 

2. Reports and Presentations - Steve Reyes

   - Pandemic Certificates of Recognition
   - Amboy Road Resurfacing Completed
   - Code Enforcement Complaints
   - Graffiti Issues
   - Illegal Marijuana Grows

3. Offer the opportunity of guests to address the community

    - Wonder Valley Community Center Kitchen Update  - Frank Haggard, Special Districts
    - Frontier Communications

4. Agenda planning 

    The community is invited to suggest items to place on the next meeting agenda.

5. Announcements

    MAC meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday - January 11th,
    2020, on Zoom (date to be confirmed and link to be announced).

6. Adjournment

    - Who would like to say, “I move to adjourn”?

Agenda posted online at WonderValley.org and at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)
Volunteer: Steve Reyes, Wonder Valley
Website: www.WonderValley.org  NextDoor: bit.ly/nextdoorwv
Email: stevenr26251@outlook.com

Grocery Bag Distribution

We've added a Grocery Bag distribution for WV residents:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 (Grocery Bags)

29 Palms Community Pantry & Outreach and Friends of Wonder Valley
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526 ½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

USDA Food Distributions -- DECEMBER


Our Wonder Valley distribution is the last one, below.

OTHER FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

Reach Out Morongo Basin
8:00 am to 10:00 am or till supplies are gone
Twentynine Palms Senior Center
6539 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms CA

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 (Grocery Bags)

29 Palms Community Pantry & Outreach and Friends of Wonder Valley
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526 ½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020

Spirit & Truth Worship Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4751 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92284

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020

Joshua Tree Community Center
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6171 Sunburst Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2020

29 Palms Community Pantry & Outreach
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6450 Stardune Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Call: (760) 361-3663

Copper Mountain Mesa
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
65336 Winter Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Sunday, November 8, 2020

USDA Drive Through Food Distribution


 PLEASE read below carefully.

The USDA Food Distribution will begin at 10:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, November 17, at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277. The Community Center is next to the Fire Station. The event continues until noon, or until the food runs out, which has been happening lately, about 11:00 a.m.

This food distribution is for Wonder Valley residents only. Please wear a mask and stay in your car.

We will be taking PRECAUTIONS to protect YOUR and OUR health.

Please enter the access road at the WVCC sign and continue driving around the building until you stop behind the car in front of you. Stay to the inside of the curve (left) in case someone has to leave. Do NOT get out of your car. We will come around, take your name, give you a ticket(s), and then bring your box(es) to your car. Please be patient and follow all instructions from the volunteers. This is to insure your safety and the safety of our volunteers and staff. Thank you.

The WVCC is CLOSED. The park is closed.

Low income Wonder Valley residents self-certify on site. No ID or other documentation is required. You may pick up ONE (1) box for a neighbor, or they may pick up ONE (1) box for you, IF a signed pick up form is presented. One pick up per person. Pick up forms are available online at http://tinyurl.com/wv-pickup-form. They are also available at the WVCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and at the kiosk outside the WVCC the week before the event.

For more information, call Teresa Sitz at (760) 367-9880.

The text below is required.

Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Monday, October 12, 2020

USDA Food Distribution - Wonder Valley.

Thanks to Rich Good for the beautiful graphic.

PLEASE read below carefully.

The USDA Food Distribution will begin at 10:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, October 20, at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277. The Community Center is next to the Fire Station. The event continues until noon, or until the food runs out, which has been happening lately, about 11:00 a.m.

This food distribution is for Wonder Valley residents only. Please wear a mask and stay in your car.

We will be taking PRECAUTIONS to protect YOUR and OUR health.

Please enter the access road at the WVCC sign and continue driving around the building until you stop behind the car in front of you. Stay to the inside of the curve (left) in case someone has to leave. Do NOT get out of your car. We will come around, take your name, give you a ticket(s), and then bring your box(es) to your car. Please be patient and follow all instructions from the volunteers. This is to insure your safety and the safety of our volunteers and staff. Thank you.

The WVCC is CLOSED. The park is closed.

Low income Wonder Valley residents self-certify on site. No ID or other documentation is required. You may pick up ONE (1) box for a neighbor, or they may pick up ONE (1) box for you, IF a signed pick up form is presented. One pick up per person. Pick up forms are available online at http://tinyurl.com/wv-pickup-form. They are also available at the WVCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and at the kiosk outside the WVCC the week before the event.

For more information, call Teresa Sitz at (760) 367-9880.

The text below is required.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Crime Stats -- September 2020

 

These statistics are compiled from the Sheriff’s Department media reports so accuracy is not guaranteed.

Calls of interest: 5 security alarms were activated; 4 reported burglaries with 1 arrest; 1 theft.

Reports of interest:
1 weapon; 1 possession of meth (arrested);  
2 crises; 2 vandalism; 1 missing persons.

It seems that more people are reporting crime, which is good. Always be sure to ask for an incident number when you call dispatch.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lucky Dog Day at the WVCC

The Friends of Wonder Valley is sponsoring the Lucky Dog Event staring at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020.

We'll have some free vaccinations and low-cost micro-chipping as well as free dog and cat food, leashes, collars, bedding and other pet supplies. First come, first served, and limited to Wonder Valley residents only.

All dogs are required to be on leashes and people attending must wear masks, practice strict social distancing, and follow instructions from the volunteers so the event can successful and repeated in the future.

Financial donations can be made to the Wonder Valley Lucky Dog fund via the Facebook fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/donate/2731475913761358/ or to the sponsor, The Friends of Wonder Valley (please note that your donation is earmarked for the Lucky Dog Fund. If you provide a mailing or email address, a receipt will be sent to you.)

If you desire to directly donate pet food or supplies, they can be dropped off at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Saturday 9/19 and/or Saturday 9/26 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. You can also call 760- 865-9669 to arrange a pick-up or drop-off of pet donations.

Wonder Valley is a small unincorporated community of about 900 people. The city of Twentynine Palms is 15 miles west. Many of the residents of Wonder Valley are retirees, are disabled, or chose to live where their fixed income stretches further.

Nearly everyone we know has at least one rescue dog. Most of these dogs were abandoned in the desert of Wonder Valley. These dogs mean a lot to the people who rescued them, who are often very isolated, living at least 15 miles from the nearest store or gas station. Most people live on 5 acres, at least a quarter mile from their nearest neighbor. Their dogs are their dearest friends.

With Covid increasing their isolation, and adding financial strain, many residents find themselves having to choose between feeding their pets or themselves.

Contributions from other dog lovers would go a long way toward keeping pets and owners together, and both properly fed.

The Friends of Wonder Valley is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit in charge of the "Lucky Dog" dog food drive 

Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1646688678826462

Fundraising:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/2731475913761358/