Sycuan Donates $5,000 to the La Mesa Business Disaster Recovery Fund June 12, 2020 On Thursday, Sycuan Casino Resort proudly donated $5,000 to the La Mesa Business Disaster Recovery Fund. The donation was in support of small businesses that were affected by looting and property damage stemming from recent riots in La Mesa. The East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is spearheading this relief fund in an effort to help rebuild the La Mesa community. “The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is grateful for our partnership with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and value their commitment to La Mesa and our region,” said Mary England, CEO and president of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce. “This has been a challenging time for our local business community and we are deeply moved by the outpouring of support that we have received. This investment from Sycuan will allow our businesses to begin their journey on the road to recovery.” “On behalf of Sycuan, it is our honor to present this donation to the La Mesa Business Disaster Recovery Fund,” said Joshua Muse, vice chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “We understand the importance of supporting local small businesses and we hope this donation goes a long way in rebuilding the La Mesa community.” “We are seeing a lot of bigger businesses like Sycuan, who have been affected by COVID-19 and are still jumping in to help out in these situations,” said Rick Wilson, CEO and president of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. “Seeing San Diego come together has been pretty amazing.” About the La Mesa Business Disaster Recovery Fund The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber Foundation have put together a GoFundMe account to support the affected businesses in La Mesa due to recent violent fires and looting. All proceeds will go directly to small businesses that were destroyed or damaged. The Chamber Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been helping East County for over 26 years. To donate directly to the La Mesa Business Disaster Recovery GoFundMe account, please visit HERE. For more information about The East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation or to find out how you can get involved, please visit eastcountychamber.org.