Published October 22, 2017
Casino contributes additional money, creating donation of $25k
NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce an employee donation fund established to support ongoing hurricane relief efforts has topped $10,400. Four Winds Casino Resort also contributed to the effort, resulting in a donation of $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
The fundraising drive was set up as a payroll deduction for the 275 employees who took part. In years past, Four Winds employees have raised money for the American Heart Association, LOGAN and Susan G. Komen, among others.
“I’m not at all surprised by the amount of money our employees donated to this cause,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “These devastating hurricanes have impacted family and friends of many of our employees. It’s deeply personal to all of us. We’re proud to join them in giving to those hard-hit by Harvey, Irma and, most recently, Maria.”
Pokagon Band Chairman John P. Warren has stated many Native Americans live in these hurricane regions. “
It’s our duty as fellow tribal citizens to support them and others who are facing this crisis, so when these hurricanes hit, our employees were eager to help,” says Chairman Warren.