The Gun Lake Tribe has announced a $5,000 donation to Allegan-based Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center.
“The Tribe and its citizens are very pleased to help further the cause of charitable organizations during this holiday season,” said, Senior Director John Shagonaby. “Groups like Safe Harbor are a real blessing to our community so we’re happy to assist them with this donation.”
“On behalf of Safe Harbor, we want to give a big thanks to the Gun Lake Tribe for this generous donation,” said Executive Director Lori Antkoviak. “As a non-profit organization we depend on donations to carry out our mission of protecting children and educating the public about the community-wide impacts of child abuse.”
The tribe also awarded a $10,000 donation to the National Indian Child Welfare Association and $5,000 to the Native American Rights Fund. The donations were made through a legal agreement to put unclaimed or forfeited funds left at the Gun Lake Casino into a special account to go to non-profit organizations or charities that the tribe selects.
Last fall, when the tribe announced the details of its fall revenue sharing payments, they noted it was a very special distribution because of the significant increase in revenues due to the recent expansion, and because they surpassed the $100 million milestone.