Friday, September 1, 2017

San Manuel Band Donates $250,000 to Help Hurricane Harvey Recovery

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is supporting three non-profits to directly address the needs of displaced people and animals following storm  flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that continues to impact the Texas gulf region.   

Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena Announced Donation

In response to a federal disaster proclamation the Tribe reached out to non-profits in partnership to assist with addressing the immediate needs for shelter, emergency response and the care of animals.

American Red Cross – $100,000
Funds to the national relief organization will provide for immediate needs of  food and shelter.
Team Rubicon – $100,000
Funds to this volunteer organization comprised of military veterans will support the dispatch of rescue boats and emergency responders.
Houston Humane Society – $50,000
Funds to regional human society to purchase pet food, supplies and veterinary care.

“Our support at this time will help to address the different needs stemming from the floods,” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “These three organizations are working to manage very difficult circumstances, and supporting them is the right thing to do.”

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