CN gives $13K to organizations in Delaware, Mayes counties
TAHLEQUAH – Tribal Councilors Harley Buzzard and Mike Shambaugh joined Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently for a visit to Delaware County, where the tribe made donations totaling $13,000 to three Delaware and Mayes county groups.
All donations were made from the tribe’s special projects funds and consisted of $3,000 donation to Jay Public Schools, a $5,000 donation to the Spavinaw Youth and Neighborhood Center and a $5,000 donation to the Delaware County Historical Society.
The Spavinaw Youth and Neighborhood Center received $5,000 from the tribe to help with funding. On average, the nonprofit center will provide snacks and educational resources for more than 90 Cherokee and non-Cherokee children in the Spavinaw area.
“We are so thankful that the Cherokee Nation is always backing us and helping us finish our youth center for the Spavinaw kids,” SYNC Director Rhonda Henson said. “This funding will help us with everything from providing an after-school snack for our children to giving them a nearby place to learn.”
Jay Public School received a $3,000 donation that will help fund the school’s community-based mentor program, Bright Futures.
The $5,000 donation made to the Delaware County Historical Society was a continued partnership from the tribe to help grow the local Mariee Wallace Museum and make it even more accessible for visitors. The museum was opened in 1991 and houses a variety of Jay-area and Cherokee historical artifacts.