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Cherokee Casino Tahlequah contributes to community outreach

16 February 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Cherokee Casino - Tahlequah employees recently stacked hundreds of cans and boxes of food inside the Turning Point Transitional Housing front office to help assist Orchard Road Community Outreach in its efforts.

Casino employees contributed more than 250 nonperishable food items to the organization that to date has provided 699 meals to individuals off the street and to those temporarily residing at Turning Point.

"I'm proud of our employees for stepping up and spending their own money to provide this food to Orchard Road Community Outreach," said Rod Fourkiller, general manager of Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. "Our employees love to help those in our local communities, and this food contribution is another example."

For the last four years, Orchard Road Community Outreach has used the former Circle Inn Motel to provide temporary housing for those displaced by natural disaster, fire or other circumstances.

"We want to thank everyone from Cherokee Casino Tahlequah who donated all this food to our organization," said Max Ford, board member for Orchard Road Community Outreach. "Anything we get is really appreciated, and everything is used. We provide a meal to anyone who asks, even if it's a sandwich or a bowl of cereal. This is a bigger help than you know. It means a lot to us that the casino employees did this for us."

Orchard Road Community Outreach Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is focused on addressing the needs of people in their community and surrounding areas. The organization was formed in 2009 and continues to expand its programs and services, including Turning Point Transitional Housing, Chain Breakers Coalition of Adair County, Women's Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence and community partnerships with other organizations.

For more information about Orchard Road, visit their Facebook page by searching Orchard Road Community Outreach.

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