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Choctaw Casinos makes donation to provide relief to the victims of the North Texas tornadoes

4 January 2016

DURANT, Oklahoma -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Choctaw Casinos announces a $100,000 donation to the North Texas Region of the American Red Cross to assist people in North Texas affected by the recent tornadoes. Located north of the impacted areas, Choctaw Casinos is owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—the third largest Indian Tribe in the United States—made the news public today.

"The perseverance of the families and the individuals impacted by the tornadoes in North Texas is admirable," said Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton. "Choctaw Nation is rooted in a legacy of giving back and we hope that our donation to the American Red Cross will provide additional relief to our neighbors in the impacted communities."

According to the American Red Cross the funds will directly support people living in Ellis, Dallas, Collin and Rockwall counties and will help fund essential services such as shelter operations, distribution of clean-up supplies such as shovels, rakes, tarps, daily meals and snacks and casework services.

"The Red Cross is grateful to partners like Choctaw Casinos for providing our organization with the means to make disaster relief possible," said John Cullins, board chair, American Red Cross North Texas Region. "Many North Texans have experienced a devastating blow from Mother Nature. Together, the Red Cross and Choctaw Casinos will ensure that they get the support they need in the days, weeks and months ahead."

Choctaw Casinos encourages more people to make much-needed donations by visiting

About Choctaw Casinos
Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Casinos feature a variety of gaming, hotel and resort properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma. Locations include: Choctaw Casino Resort-Durant, Choctaw Casino Resort-Grant, Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, and Choctaw Casinos in Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown. For more information, visit

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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