(L to R) Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Councilor Don Garvin, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Murrow Indian Children’s Home Executive Director Betty Martin visit with children from the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in front of the organization’s new van donated by the tribe.
TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHAMOMA — The Cherokee Nation recently donated surplus vehicles to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee and the Ramona Police Department in Washington County.
The 2006 Chevrolet Express Van and 2009 Honda CRV were surplus Cherokee Nation Businesses vehicles.
“We have proudly supported the mission of the Murrow Indian Children’s Home for many years, and we hope this van will enable the staff to safely transport the kids when they need to travel,” said Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden. “The police force in Ramona does an exceptional job and keeps many of our citizens safe and secure in Washington County. Cherokee Nation is a good partner with the community, and together we ensure that high level of service is maintained.”
The Murrow Indian Children’s Home provides a home to about 30 Native children who are in state or tribal custody. Ramona Police Department serves and protects the town of about 545 people in central Washington County.
Cherokee Nation routinely provides surplus vehicles and equipment to city or county governments and nonprofit organizations.