As part of the Drive the Warmth promotion at Cherokee Casinos Fort Gibson and Tahlequah, casino staff donated more than 200 coats to local families in need through Cherokee Elder Care and Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare.
“Winter can be brutal in Oklahoma, and we have a lot of neighbors who need warm clothing during these cold days,” said Roger Barr, general manager, Cherokee Casinos Fort Gibson and Tahlequah, in a Cherokee Nation Enterprises release. “It’s great to see the continual support of our guests and employees who donated coats and jackets.”
The Cherokee Elder Care received 82 coats, and 163 coats went to Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare.
For Cherokee Casinos Fort Gibson and Tahlequah, this marks the third year they collected coats from casino guests and employees.
“We appreciate the generosity of the Tahlequah and Ft. Gibson Cherokee Casinos, and these coats will fill a critical void in the lives of our participants,” said Ben Stevens, program director, Cherokee Elder Care.