FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jane McClay Hoyt
Veterans Charities Benefitted by Oxford Casino Fundraising
OXFORD, Maine (November 11, 2015) One of the very best ways to honor our veterans is to contribute to causes that serve them 365 days a year. When Oxford Casino offered a special, one-day incentive to all guests who visited on November 7th, $5,000 was raised to benefit charities serving Maine veterans: Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals Maine, and Veterans Inc., a service-based program with a facility in Lewiston- each organization received $2,500.
Veterans Inc. brought veterans via their facility’s bus to the casino to take part in a check presentation and the raising of the Armed Forces and POW/MIA flags. After the flag raising they, along with hundreds of fellow servicemen and women enjoyed a complimentary Veterans Day lunch buffet. Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino expressed, “It is crucial that we take time on Veterans Day to thank the men and women who have given so much to keep us safe and free. It is our honor to present these checks to such worthy organizations.”
The mission statement of Veterans Count is, “To provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.”
The mission statement of Veterans Inc. is, “to help veterans regain control of their lives so we can eliminate homelessness among veterans.” They do so by assisting with housing, job enhancement skills and job search assistance and advocacy on a local, state and national level to help address the needs of the veteran population.
To donate or seek services from Veterans Count, please visit their website www.vetscount.org. You may also call 207-828-0754, Ext. 1015. Veterans Inc. offers emergency assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 800-482-2565. You may also apply for services, or see the many ways you can donate, by visiting their website www.veteransinc.org.
Oxford Casino opened in June, 2012 and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012 and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.