The Ordean Foundation celebrated their 90th Anniversary with a generous gift of $90,000 to support the expansion of the Dabinoo’igan Shelter, which provides emergency shelter, safety, and resources to survivors of violence. Ordean President Don Ness spoke at the press conference on December 19th sharing their celebration by acknowledging the vision of Albert and Louis Ordean, who spent their lives investing in Duluth and built a legacy of care for all community members. In the pursuit of their mission, the Ordean Foundation has been a steadfast and true partner with many great Duluth community organizations. AICHO is so honored to work in partnership with the Ordean Foundation, who has invested significantly and ongoing in the Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizimin program and the Children’s Program. This unexpected gift will support the construction costs of the expanded shelter, increasing the number of beds from 10 to 23, doubling the current capacity. Miigwech to Ordean President Don Ness and staff team, the Ordean Board of Directors (past and present), and the past AICHO community leaders, who worked to create and sustain the Dabinoo’igan Shelter throughout the past 25 years. Miigwech to Cedar Creek Drum for the flag song and traveling song!
First photo by Brian Barber. Remaining photos by Ivy Vainio.
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