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Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donates to Atmore Community Hospital

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has donated $964,000 to Atmore Community Hospital (ACH), in Escambia County, Alabama. The hospital provides a range of health care services to the city of Atmore and the tribal community, including vital emergency room services. Tribal council members made the presentation during a special ceremony held January 24 at the hospital.

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 to make an additional donation to match money collected from a community supported fundraising event.

John Tucker, ACH vice president and administrator, said “We are very appreciative that the tribe has once again demonstrated its commitment and extraordinary generosity to organizations in our community.”

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