Cherokee Nation donates $12,500 to Murrow Indian Children’s Home

08/20/2014


(L to R) Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Don Garvin, Murrow Indian Children’s Home Executive Director Betty Martin, Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation donated $12,500 Tuesday to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee to help the non-profit build a new activity center.

The Murrow Indian Children's Home provides a safe, nurturing environment to Native American children in crisis. The non-profit provides a home for up to 30 Native American children.

The Murrow Indian Children’s Home is currently raising $2.5 million for an activity center to provide recreation space, a computer lab and safe room to protect children during severe weather.

“The longstanding partnership with the Murrow Indian Children’s Home ensures we are able to help provide a safe and stable environment for Native children who may not have it otherwise,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Helping fund an activity center that will have multiple purposes from education to recreation to safety is something we are proud to do. The kids at the Murrow Home deserve a facility like this.”

Betty Martin, executive director of the Murrow Indian Children’s Home said her staff appreciates the help from the Cherokee Nation.

“Since we are a non-profit, Cherokee Nation donations help provide even better care and resources for our Native American children,” Martin said.

For more information on the Murrow Indian Children’s Home, call 918-682-2586.


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