Comanche Nation casino employees and patrons rally after flood

The food drive organized by Comanche Nation Entertainment Oklahoma casinos delivered 66,591 cans of food to victims of recent floods. Photo by CNE

The Comanche Nation collected nearly 67,000 cans of food from casino employees and patrons following recent floods in Oklahoma.

The tribe was among those affected by devastating storms in late May and early June. The Comanche Spur Casino closed temporarily to address flooding as workers and volunteers kept rising waters from damaging tribal homes and buildings.

Despite the challenges, Comanche Nation Entertainment, which oversees the tribe's gaming enterprise, rallied to help other victims of the storm. As part of the Comanche Food for Thought Canned Food Drive, patrons and employees donated 66,591 cans of food that were distributed to fellow residents in the state.

"I'm proud of the dedication our staff members and customers clearly have to helping our neighborhood in a crisis," Chris Tipton, the director of marketing for Comanche Nation Entertainment, said in a press release. "It was heartwarming to see so many join together to help,"

The tribe is already gearing up for its next charity event. The Back to School Bash will collect school supplies for students in the area.

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