CORNING, CA – The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, is supporting the community by donating a total of $20,000 to three local organizations this holiday season. The foundation made donations to organizations that hosted toy drives for local children and provided holiday gifts for local seniors, including the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce, Corning Volunteer Fire Department, and Red Bluff Toys for Tots.
“As members of this community, we are humbled to support local organizations whose efforts provide direct assistance to those in need year-round,” said Tribal Chairman Andrew “Dru” Alejandre. “We hope to bring joy to children and elders in our community, as well as boost the holiday spirit in the greater community.”
Tribal Chairman Alejandre presented a $10,000 donation to the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce to sponsor their third Annual Christmas Joy Arrangements. The giving event provides a special floral arrangement to each of the 550 residents at the local health care facilities in Tehama County. Following the check presentation at Tehama Floral, the Chairman assisted in delivering the floral arrangements to residents.
The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation also gifted $5,000 worth of toys to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department for their annual Toy Haul. While the toys were provided for all age groups, the foundation focused on gifting toys for older children who are the most challenged aged group to receive gifts. The Chairman, along with Tribal Treasurer Natasha Magana, delivered a U-Haul box truck full of new and unwrapped toys to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department.
Through a $5,000 monetary donation, the foundation also supported the Red Bluff Toys for Tots event. The proceeds will go toward buying new toys that will be donated to youth of all ages in the Tehama County area.
Through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, the tribe has turned revenues from the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort into grants and donations, contributing over $9 million dollars locally over the years to benefit local health, safety and education programs.