Poarch Creeks Donate $964K To Atmore Hospital

January 24, 2013

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians presented a $964,000 check to Atmore Community Hospital Thursday morning.

“We are thrilled that we are able to help out our local hospital, especially in these tough economic times. The Tribal Council realizes how important quality healthcare is, and that every person deserves to receive the best care available. We believe this donation will only enhance that quality of care that is already being provided by Atmore Community Hospital.” said Tribal Chairman Buford L. Rolin.

An initial donation of $484,000 will be used for renovations and equipment to the hospital and emergency room, with no less than $150,000 of the donation to be used to renovate the emergency room. The Tribe will donate $40,000 a month for a year, with the option for the Tribe to make an additional donation to match money collected from a community supported fundraising event.

“This is an especially difficult time for rural hospitals across the nation. This gift from the Tribe will allow us to make some much-needed improvements to our facility’s equipment and technology,” said John Tucker, ACH vice president and administrator. “We are very appreciative that the Tribe has once again demonstrated its commitment and extraordinary generosity to organizations in our community.”

Pictured: (L-R) David Gehman, Tribal Council secretary; Garvis Sells, Tribal Council member at-large; Buford L. Rolin, Tribal chairman, Sandy Hollinger, Tribal council member at-large; Stephanie Bryan, Tribal vice chair; William Grissett, Escambia County Alabama Community Hospitals board chairman; and John Tucker, administration, Atmore Community Hospital. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Poarch Creeks Donate $964K To Atmore Hospital”

  1. redman on January 26th, 2013 7:47 pm

    Obviously the success of the tribe in gaming is important The Casinos employ multiple hundreds of people.They have trickle down effect jobs which is obvious by the explosion of businesses out at the I-65 exit.Here is just another reason for us to get behind the Tribe…donations to the community that we all benefit from….I say ROLL TRIBE ROLL !!!…………………………..and also Roll Tide Roll 42-14 !!!

  2. 429SCJ on January 26th, 2013 7:20 am

    Amen J.W..

  3. huh on January 25th, 2013 8:54 pm

    Wow thanks Poarch Band of Creek Indians for doing more than the state ever would for the community. The state constantly tries to put them out of business , while doing nothing for the people of the state itself!.

    I hope that Poarch pushes even harder to have its own identity and laws/rules separate from that of the state

  4. say_what on January 25th, 2013 7:02 pm

    Thank you Poarch Band of Creek Indians for helping Atmore survive. You see a need in the community and you help supply that need. Your generosity and sweet spirit of sharing is greatly appreciated. Thank You.

  5. JIM W on January 25th, 2013 10:51 am

    Where are all the radicals who say the tribe does nothing but take money?? Here is a fine example of giving back to the community.

  6. Rhonda Currie on January 24th, 2013 6:45 pm

    Thank you to the Poarch Band Creek Indians !!!! What an awesome thing to help our community !!!

  7. Corporation Skeptic on January 24th, 2013 6:00 pm

    Sincerely hope someone will be watching that money carefully and that it remains here locally. I would hate to see it devoured (redistributed and diluted) by Baptist Heath Care Administration in Pensacola.

  8. Wonder Who? on January 24th, 2013 10:32 am

    On the other hand, can I have a little of it back please………………….

  9. Wonder Who? on January 24th, 2013 10:31 am

    Well at least I know that all the money I lose at the casino is doing something good for someone! LOL!

    It’d be nice to win every now and again…… :(

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