TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation recently donated $15,000 to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee as part of the tribe’s annual contribution to the nonprofit organization.
The Murrow Indian Children’s Home provides a safe, nurturing environment to Native American children who are currently in state or tribal custody. The nonprofit provides a home, clothing and other needs for anywhere from 20 to 40 Native American children at any one time.
“The partnership that we continue to have with the Murrow Indian Children’s Home means that we are contributing not only to a stable environment for children in need, but that we are contributing to the future of everyone who steps through their doors,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “We are proud to support such a worthy cause.”
In recent years, the tribe’s annual contribution to the home has been used to help with funding for a new activity center.
The executive director of the home, Betty Martin, has a longstanding relationship with the tribe and one that she said makes a huge difference in the lives of the Native children and organization that she serves.
“We are a home for American Indian children who are out of their home because of abuse and neglect,” said Martin. “We count on this Cherokee Nation donation and put it in our budget. It allows us to continue offering services and care to children who live in the home.”
For more information on the Murrow Indian Children’s Home, call 918-682-2586.