(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, Ca 93257) – Helping Hands Food Kitchen receives $18,000 from Eagle Mountain Casino this week.
Eagle Mountain Casino participated in the Visalia Chambers Annual Christmas Tree Auction this year and their chosen charity was Helping Hands Food Kitchen in Porterville. The Casino was responsible for creating and showcasing a beautifully decorated 5-foot tree that was displayed on the casino floor for a month, before being taken to Visalia, to be showcased at the Christmas Tree Auction event on Friday December 7th.
November 1 through December 7, Eagle Mountain Casino held a fundraiser to generate funds for Helping Hands and in 37 days, Team Members and Guests alone, donated $18,000. $525 of that amount was from the silent auction bidder who won the beautiful tree at the Silent Auction.
Team Members and Guests received prizes in lieu of their gracious donations and in turn, made for a very blessed and thankful Christmas for the Helping Hands Organization.
Jovanna Hallstrom, Director of Helping Hands was beyond shocked to receive the check for $18,000 that brought her to tears. She says the money will go to good use and will definitely be spent wisely in the year to come. She is extremely blessed to have been chosen as a recipient for the Visalia Christmas Tree Auction Fundraiser, on behalf of Eagle Mountain Casino and their wonderful efforts to raise funds for her organization.
If you would like to donate or volunteer at Helping Hands, please call “Jovi” at 559-788-0812 or stop by Monday through Friday at 135 E. Olive Avenue in Porterville from 6am – 3pm.
Eagle Mountain Casino is an 18+ full service casino and is owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. It features 1200 slot machines and 11 table games. Eagle Mountain Casino is a short drive from Bakersfield or Visalia.