Published October 13, 2019
NEW BUFFALO, Mich. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce that its employees made a $20,000 donation to the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The check was presented to the organization on Thursday, October 10.
Throughout the month of September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, Four Winds Casinos held events to raise money and awareness for the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition. This included selling bracelets at the Hard Rock Café inside Four Winds New Buffalo, and a Dunk Tank in which Four Winds Casinos employees attempted to dunk 20 members of the Four Winds Casinos executive team. The Four Winds Food Truck and several Four Winds Casinos employees also supported the third annual Run for Hope & Recovery on September 7 in Benton Harbor, Mich.
“Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “We are proud that so many Four Winds Casinos employees worked together to raise money for such an important cause. We hope this contribution will help the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition reach more people in need in Southwest Michigan and save many more lives for years to come.
”The mission of the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to connect the people of Berrien County to the information and resources they need for emotional wellness, thereby preventing suicide. More information on the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition is available at www.berriencares.org.