Foundation Helps Fund Homes On Reservation
NON-PROFIT IS FOUNDER'S WAY OF GIVING BACK
Angelique Soenarie, The Arizona Republic
September 14, 2007
(Posted with Permission)
Remembering to give back is always a good thing.
Margaret Rodriguez does just that.
A member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community, Rodriguez owns Au' Authum Ki, Inc. a Chandler-based construction company, which provides services for public and private sectors nationally.
Her way of giving back was establishing in 2002 the Miracle House Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps fund the building of homes and providing basic appliances to new homeowners in the community.
"Since my company Authum Ki has had some success, my parents said always to give back, especially to family and community," Rodriguez said.
This fall, the third annual Miracle House Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser is at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Talking Stick Golf Club, 9998 E. Indian Bend Road.
Registration deadline nears
Deadline for registration is Oct. 26. Sponsorships for a four-person scramble start at $500, and includes a tee package, lunch and dinner, and two non-alcoholic drinks and more.
Building and furnishing homes
By helping to fund programs through the tribe's housing division, such as the Senior Home Repair and Replacement program, the Miracle House Foundation has helped build seven single-family homes and furnished four homes with basic appliances.
Rodriguez said that in the future she hopes the Miracle House Foundation will grow to help other Native American communities and encourage others to give back to their communities.
"That's what keeps me going is that it creates a cycle of giving and helping one another," she said.
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