The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians partnered with Armstrong Feed and Supply in Valley Center to help feed the hundreds of horses displaced by the Lilac fires in North County. In total, Rincon donated over 11,000 pounds of hay and 55 bundles of shavings to assist in the relief efforts.
"Our thoughts are with all those affected by the fires in our communities, including our Rincon employees, our friends and their families,” stated Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. “These devastating events remind us to unite and work together as a community.”
It was estimated that 800 horses were evacuated to the Del Mar Fairgrounds during the Lilac Fire. Most of the animals are now home, but many are still at the evacuation site.
“We are proud to support the community in any way we can,” continued Chairman Mazzetti. “We are glad we were able to team up with Armstrong Feed and Supply and support our neighbors during this difficult time.”
The Rincon Tribe reside on a 6,000-acre reservation in Valley Center and has a tribal population of approximately 500 members, many living throughout the United States. The Rincon Band owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California and uses profits and other commercial enterprises to provide government services, cultural programs and economic development resources.