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Tsiionkwanonhso:te Hosts A 'Hot' Fundraiser at the American Legion!

 


She:kon,

On June 8, 2018 a Mohawk Auction was held at the American Legion for the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long Term Care Facility. As always, the community members of Akwesasne showed their support in a grand way.

The goal of this fundraiser was to raise enough funds to purchase indoor and outdoor furniture for residents’ use in your long term care facility. With the construction of a new gazebo in the backyard, combined with ‘ship watching’ and the view of the St. Lawrence River, residents and visitors needed lawn chairs.

The response from local businesses, community members and families (of residents past and present) was exceptional. Your generosity will not be forgotten.

Volunteers are the ‘heavy lifters’ of an event like this and without their cooperation and support the event would not be the huge success it was! Niawen:kowa!

Planning a community event needs the cooperation and enthusiastic support of many individuals. The idea of holding a fundraiser at the American Legion with John Francis (Crosswinds) was a ‘long overdue’ idea turned into success!

Thanks to members of the Akwesasne community, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne employees, Department of Health/Wholistic Health program, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Iakhihsohtha and local businesses and restaurants, the organizing committee reports a grand total of $3,600 was raised!

From the 48 residents who call Tsiionkwanonhso:te home, the 70 employees (Registered Nurses, Personal Support Workers, Dietary, Housekeeping, Laundry) and the organizing committee, a heartfelt thank you/niawen:kowa, to everyone who donated or came to bid on the many donated items that were up for auction and stayed to enjoy the entertainment.

Special thanks to the HAVFD for their prompt response at the end of the evening!

 

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