Cherokee Citizens Seek Donations for Flood-Ravaged Community
The Chewey Community on the Cherokee Nation suffered greatly in December’s record-breaking floods, with many people losing everything they owned. A private initiative is under way to help them recoup and recover.
“So many people lost nearly all they had after the flooding around Christmas in Chewey,” said Cherokee and United Keetoowah Band citizen Sheila Bird, one of the organizers of a GoFundMe relief campaign, to the Cherokee Phoenix. “I think we have about 20 families who suffered losses that they cannot afford to fix. Myself and a few others got together to see what we could do to help our fellow Cherokees.”