Yocha Dehe Provides $1M to Camp Fire Victims

BROOKS, CA (December 6, 2018) – The Camp Fire has left a tragic path of destruction in its wake. The enormity of the loss in lives and property is hard to comprehend. It is, in a word, heartbreaking. The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, owner of Cache Creek Casino Resort, stands with its Butte County neighbors in this difficult time.

The Tribe’s citizens and employees applaud and honor the incredible bravery and selflessness of the thousands of men and women who risked their lives to fight this tragic fire, as well as those continuing to tirelessly assist those who have been displaced. They are truly heroes among us.

The recovery is barely beginning, and rebuilding will require a massive community effort. Yocha Dehe is honored to join in support of this effort with a $1 million contribution to North Valley Community Foundation (nvcf.org). NVCF is well positioned to ensure the funds bolster local organizations directly helping those in need at this difficult time.

“We are deeply grateful to the people of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and Cache Creek Casino for their generous donation to NVCF’s Camp Fire Relief Fund,” said Alexa Benson-Valavanis, President and CEO of the North Valley Community Foundation. “During our greatest time of need they have shown up with love, care and support. All monies donated will be granted to organizations, shelters and services providing direct support to evacuees. Any monies not spent in emergency response will be deployed during our long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. Thank you! Thank you from all of us.”

“The loss has been enormous and we need to immediately help our Northern California neighbors both recover and start to rebuild,” said Anthony Roberts, Tribal Chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. “Our tribe has a long history of partnership with our neighbors to build stronger communities and there is certainly much that will be needed in the long run to help rebuild this ravaged community. We are not going anywhere. We look forward to finding long-term opportunities to offer further support and assistance as these devastated communities rebuild.”

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Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is an independent, self-governed nation that supports our people and the Capay Valley, CA community by strengthening our culture, stewarding our land and creating economic independence for future generations.

Cache Creek Casino Resort is one of Northern California’s largest casino-resort destinations. Located 40 miles northwest of Sacramento and 80 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area in Brooks, Ca., it features 2,400 slot machines, 120 table games, poker room, four-diamond hotel, nine restaurants, full-service spa, world-class entertainment in a 700-seat indoor concert venue and an 18-hole championship golf course/facility. For more information, please contact cachecreek.com or call (800) 452-8181.