LAUGHLIN, NV – [ release date] , 2015 – 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 as well as “Casual for a Cause” on Friday. At the conclusion of the fundraiser on Friday, July 3, Aquarius Team Members presented a check to board members of the Tri-State Military Moms, Inc. representing 100% of the proceeds raised.
“They were only expecting a couple hundred dollars and were thrilled when we found out how much we actually raised,” said Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond. “It’s great to see how our team members really stepped up, showing their compassion and support for our troops!”
By purchasing – and proudly wearing – the R.E.D. T-shirts, Team Aquarius initially raised $2,050 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 $1,135, grand totaling $3,185. 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 showing the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandsons, granddaughters, and all family members that have served or currently are serving our country.
"Our organization was overwhelmed with the idea of the R.E.D. Shirt Program, and the incredible participation of the team members and guests of the Aquarius,” said Tri-State Military Moms President and Co-founder Cindy Frizelle. “The generous donation of over $3,000, goes directly into care packages for our deployed troops, deployment and welcome home events for our local military service members, and our Military Recognition Program, which honors the active duty men and women from all three states in the tri-state area.”
Frizelle added that even more than the monetary contribution, the R.E.D. Shirt Program brought an awareness of the patriotic spirit in our communities, sharing that enthusiasm and support for our military, with guests and visitors alike.
“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.
“I have seen firsthand how troop morale is as important as basic training. If morale is low, mistakes are made and people die,” Hofmeister said. “Our job is to support our troops and in the process we can help to increase their morale by showing we care,” Hofmeister said. “Let’s face it, your show of appreciation could very well save someone’s son or daughter’s life.”
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