Just a few weeks ago tornados ripped across the United States, damaging several counties of Texas along the way. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has decided to take action and support the state of Texas by donating $100,000 in tornado relief. The donation will go towards the North Texas Region of the American Red Cross and assist residents of several Texas counties.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma operates several casinos near the border of Texas and the region that was affected by the tornadoes, including the Choctaw Casino Durant. Chief Gary Batton stated that the perseverance of the families and individuals affected by the tornadoes in the North Texas area is admirable. The Choctaw Nation is rooted in a legacy of giving back, according to Batton, and they hope their donation will provide relief to the impacted communities.
The money provided by the Indian tribe will go to Rockwall, Collin, Ellis and Dallas counties of Texas for the relief efforts. Eleven individuals were killed as several tornadoes stretched across the region over the weekend of Christmas.