Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, April 02

$100,000 donated for Operation Snowfall relief efforts

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Government Services Committee of the 21st Navajo Nation Council and the Navajo Gaming Enterprise agreed on releasing $100,000 for relief efforts for the Operation 2010 Snowfall.

The money issued from the Navajo Gaming Enterprise will go directly to the Navajo Nation Emergency Management based on the Navajo Nation Council's approval of getting the funding to Emergency Management by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Winters, CEO of Navajo Gaming Enterprise, said the money is specifically for relief efforts.

"The Navajo Casino is financed and owned by Navajo people. The board of directors from Fire Rock Navajo Casino said to find a way to help in the relief efforts. I want to thank the Government Services Committee for ability to move the check swiftly for relief of the people. The $100,000 is specifically to aid those in need," Winter added.

Council Delegate Leonard Teller (Lukachukai/Tsaile/Wheatfields) accepted the check on behalf of the Navajo people, and said, "This check will be given to the emergency management on behalf of the Navajo people. Thank you to Mr. Winter, the Navajo Gaming Enterprise, and the Gaming Commission.

Other relative news included Navajo Shopping Center providing food for the Operation 2010 Snowfall.

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