Covid-19 has impacted the livelihoods of so many. While our Tribal enterprises and Tribal government facilities were closed to the public, our San Manuel Tribal government and team members remained engaged with local nonprofit organizations serving those hardest hit by the pandemic.
The San Manuel Casino Culinary Team collectively provided more than 8,000 meals to the Highland Senior Center, Mary’s Mercy Shelter, and frontline healthcare workers at Loma Linda University Hospital and SAC Health Center.
The Tribe donated more than 80,000-lbs. of food and supplies that were distributed to thousands of families in need by our local Feeding America chapter. Additionally, we held a food drive for Family Services Association in Redlands and collected more than 3,000-lbs. of non-perishable food.
Our team members, friends, families, and residents of the immediate community not only made, but collected close to 3,000 cloth face coverings, which were donated to local nonprofits in need.
Additionally, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donated 4,000 3-ply surgical face masks and 2,000 KN95 masks to local area hospitals, including Riverside-San Bernardino Indian Health, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda University Children’s Health, and Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center.
And due to the pandemic and the severe shortage of blood, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians partnered with American Red Cross and LifeStream to host multiple blood drives, collecting more than 130 pints of blood.