The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, owners of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Amador County, today announced establishment of a memorial fund to support Newtown, Conn., and those affected by the last month's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"The tribe is deeply saddened by the devastation and loss of life that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month," said Jackson Rancheria CEO Rich Hoffman. "It is the tribe's deepest hope that this memorial fund will help aid the individuals and families affected by this horrific act of violence. The tribe is pleased to match all donations up to $10,000."
Donations will be collected inside Jackson Rancheria for the United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Contributions will be aimed at providing counseling for survivors, paying funeral expenses and scholarship funds to support students at the Connecticut school.
Interested parties can also visit the Dreamcatcher's Club inside the Jackson casino for details on how they can make donations using their member rewards points.
Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.