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Grand Canyon West Skywalk Tourism to Help Tribe Affected by Canyon Flooding

By August 29, 2008

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Hualapai Tourism, which was out of harms way from the flood, is raising funds for the neighboring Havasupai Tribe that was devastated by flood waters over the last few weeks. The Hualapai are the people who brought you Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk. Starting Labor Day weekend on Saturday, August 30, The Hualapai Tribe will donate 10% of proceeds gathered by Hualapai Tourism for the next four weekends (Saturdays and Sundays between August 30 and September 20). The effort will raise thousands of dollars to help support the recovery of the Havasupai Tribe’s community. The Hualapai Tribe is encouraging visitors to support the cause by offering an incentive of 10% off of any of the Hualapai Tourism products including all Grand Canyon West packages and the Hualapai River Runners whitewater rafting adventures.

Although Hualapai Tourism operations including the only one day whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, Hualapai River Runners, were unaffected by the flood, Peach Springs, capital of the Hualapai Tribe on historic Route 66, functioned as a relief center for the more than 420 dispersed people. The Hualapai Lodge had donated towels and food to help Red Cross with the relief efforts.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth R. Rose - Grand Canyon West
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