Published October 28, 2017
Donations Made in Honor of Tribal Citizens who Passed away in 2017
Former Gun Lake Tribe Chairman D.K. Sprague has been a longtime Red Cross volunteer
BRADLEY, MICHIGAN – The Gun Lake Tribe (Tribe) made donations totaling $35,000 to the American Red Cross this week. The donations were made directly to the West Michigan and Southwest Michigan Chapters.
These donations were made in honor of Gun Lake Tribal Citizens who passed away in 2017. Retired Chairman DK Sprague has volunteered with the American Red Cross for decades. He lost his daughter, Leah Sprague-Fodor, unexpectedly in September and suggested that donations be made in her honor, and in honor of three other Citizens who walked on this year.
“This is a bittersweet occasion,” remarked the Gun Lake Tribe’s Chairman, Scott Sprague. “While we’re honored to donate these funds to such a worthy cause, we’re still mourning the loss of our brothers and sisters this year. We’re glad we could find such a meaningful way to honor their memory.”
Scott Sprague, chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe
Retired Chairman DK Sprague is looking forward to seeing the funds used for much needed upgrades to the Red Cross’s infrastructure, and other resources that help them perform the amazing work they do for so many people in need.
“We’re so thankful for the generosity of organizations like yours,” commented Mike Mitchell, Executive Director of the West Michigan American Red Cross. “The Red Cross does not receive government funds and relies mainly on donations such as this to provide emergency and disaster relief both locally and abroad.”
This week’s Red Cross donations were made in addition to donations the Gun Lake Casino made for hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida.