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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TEAMS UP WITH AMERICAN RED CROSS TO HELP VETERANS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
PITTSBURGH — Dec. 18, 2017 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will brighten up the holidays for local veterans at the Southwestern Veterans’ Center on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Casino volunteers will be caroling and handing out holiday cards and gifts with the American Red Cross. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance to raise veterans’ spirits.
The Southwestern Veterans’ Center provides a broad spectrum of health care and related services to veterans who are disabled, chronically ill or in need of specialized care, with the goal of efficient independence in mind.
“To be able to help organizations like the Southwestern Veterans’ Center and the American Red Cross is an honor for us and our Team Members, especially during the holiday season,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community relations at Rivers Casino.
The American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The organization provides emergency relief to those impacted by disaster situations, educates the community on a variety of preparedness and health and safety topics, provides support for our military families and veterans, and collects over 40% of the nation’s blood supply.
“Our ability to provide comfort and hope following emergency situations is made possible by our generous donors and dedicated volunteers and supporters, such as those from Community Champions,” said Patricia Waldinger, CEO of the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region. “We are truly grateful to everyone whose support enables us to live our mission each and every day.”
The Rivers Casino Community Champions program encourages casino Team Members to spend a day volunteering to support service projects. In 2017, this initiative provided more than $20,000 of support to local charities and organizations focused on improving the quality of life for Pittsburgh residents. In November, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.
For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.RiversCasino.com.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.
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