LAUGHLIN, NEV. – Jun. 9, 2016 – Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members showed their true colors to support R.E.D. (Remembering Everyone Deployed) Friday
and the mission of RedShirtFridays.org, a non-political organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen serving our country overseas. Team Members were given the opportunity to donate $5 and receive a R.E.D. T-shirt to wear at work during the “Casual for a Cause” Friday. At the conclusion of the fundraiser on Friday, May 27, Aquarius Team Members presented a check to board members of the Tri-State Military Moms, Inc. representing 100% of the proceeds raised. “It’s great to see how our team members really stepped up, showing their compassion and support for our troops!” said Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond. “Due to guest requests last year, we also allowed the public to participate and helped us reach this goal.”
By purchasing – and proudly wearing – the R.E.D. T-shirts, Team Aquarius initially raised $2,000 by the Friday pickup time. But the goodwill continued to flow throughout the weekend with additional shirt sales to Aquarius Team Members and guests, raising another $1,025, grand totaling $3,025. All proceeds were donated to the Tri-State Military Moms, a local nonprofit organization that sends care packages to U.S. troops deployed overseas. The organization is also responsible for displaying all the banners on Highway 95 in Bullhead City, Arizona, showing the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandsons, granddaughters, and all family members that are currently serving our country.
"The popularity of the Aquarius R. E. D. Friday Shirt Event, has not only provided the financial support our organization needs to allow us to provide these projects, but has given the employees, residents and visitors of our tri-state community, a sense of patriotism, that sometimes takes a backseat in our busy lives.” said Tri-State Military Moms President and Co-founder Cindy Frizelle.
Frizelle added “the Tri-State Military Moms, Inc. congratulates all those who were able to participate in this awesome event, and we are humbled by the generosity of so many”.
“We are truly grateful to each and every participant, and to Sean Hammond, for helping us to make our passion and vision, an ongoing reality. Each Friday, our Tri- State Military Moms, wear our Aquarius R.E.D. shirts proudly!"
The R.E.D. T-shirt, Red Shirt Fridays concept is part of the ongoing mission of RedShirtFridays.org and its founder Lloyd (Doc) Hofmeister, a U.S. military veteran.
PHOTO CAPTION: Presenting the initial $2,000 check, along with Team Members of Aquarius Casino Resort (left to right) Beth Richardson, Tri-State Military Moms Vice President; Susan Olvera, Tri-State Military Moms Secretary; Kim Cool, Tri-State Military Moms Web Master; Sean Hammond, Aquarius General Manager and Sabrina Welborn, Tri-State Military Moms Sgt. At Arms. Pam Knecht, Linda Anderson, Becky Glomb, Tina Reano, Shannon McIntosh, Mary Brannon, Nikki Coutts, Geneva Biletski, and Sherry Velliodis, Tri State Military Moms. Proceeds were raised with Aquarius Team Members’ $5 donations to receive a R.E.D. T-shirt and wear it to work for “Casual for a Cause” on Friday, May 27. An additional $1,025 was also donated to Tri-State Military Moms following a weekend surge of T-shirt sales to Aquarius Team Members and guests.
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