MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica reopened last week after a two week closure due to the flooding of the Mississippi River, and during that time, more than 40 Gold Strike employees completed a damage assessment and shelter operations training provided by the American Red Cross. Gold Strike employees also took part in a bare necessity drive to gather items for the disaster victims. General Manager George Goldhoff also made a financial contribution to the local Red Cross chapter when they recently presented a $10,000 check to John Thatcher, director of development of the Red Cross Mid South Tennessee/Mississippi Branch.
In addition to the employee volunteer hours and supplies donations, Gold Strike served approximately 400 meals each day at the Levee’ Cafe and prepared three full meals each day for crews that were helping respond to the disaster. Twenty or so food & beverage team members reported to work each day to serve menu items, cold and hot beverages and a variety of desserts each day.
“MGM Resorts International has always taken seriously its responsibility to be a charitable partner in the communities where we operate businesses. We are proud of our innovative partnership with the Red Cross Mid-South Chapter and the expertise they bring in defining and addressing the critical needs of the community.” said George P. Corchis, Jr, president & COO of MGM Resorts International Regional Operations and Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica.