San Manuel Band creates fund for tribes hit by storms
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California has donated $220,000 to a new fund to help tribes that have been affected by winter storms.

The San Manuel Band established a Tribal Nations Assistance Fund with the American Red Cross to help tribes in Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota that were hit with power outages and water shortages in the last month. The money will be used for disaster relief, training, education, supplies and other assistance.

"We are part of a family of Indian nations in this country and will be there in times of need," San Manuel Chairman James Ramos said in a statement, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. "When San Manuel hears calls from tribal nations for help, it hits close to home, and as Indian people we are moved to respond."

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San Manuel tribe aids victims of winter disasters (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 2/3)
California tribe pledges disaster aid (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 2/3)
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Omaha Nation set to receive $50,000 donation (The Lincoln Journal Star 2/2)
Southern California tribe offers up $220,000 for storm-stricken reservations (The Rapid City Journal 2/2)

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