(Bradley, Mich.) — Today, the Gun Lake Tribe (Tribe) announced a local donation to Community Action of Allegan County in the amount of $14,339.42.
“The Tribe and its citizens are very pleased to help charitable organizations like Community Action achieve their mission of helping those less fortunate,” said John Shagonaby, Governmental Affairs Officer. “Charitable work is even more important during economic crisis brought on by the global pandemic.”
The donation was made pursuant to a legal agreement to direct unclaimed or forfeited funds left at the Gun Lake Casino to non-profit organizations or charities. The Tribe selects which charitable organizations receive the funds.
“Many area residents are facing new and significant hardships this holiday season due to high rates of unemployment, utility bills, possible eviction, as well as food insecurity. The burdens of the pandemic, and unemployment benefits potentially expiring later this month are major challenges facing families in Allegan County. We thank the Tribe for its support and kindness in helping us help others,” said Lisa M. Evans, Executive Director, Community Action of Allegan County.
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About Gun Lake Tribe
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has a rich history in West Michigan and a close connection to the land. The Bradley Indian Mission, located near Wayland, is the historic residential and cultural center point of the tribal community. The Tribe’s ancestors, and political predecessors, signed treaties with the United States government dating back to 1795. The Tribe was re-affirmed to federal recognition in 1999. For more information about the Tribe visit https://gunlaketribe-nsn.gov/.
About Gun Lake Casino
Gun Lake Casino is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The casino features over 2,000 slot machines, 47 table games, a high-limit room, a 225-seat café, and a 300-seat buffet, along with bars, lounges, and live entertainment.
Gun Lake Casino is owned by the Gun Lake Tribe. For more information, visit www.gunlakecasino.com.