(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, Ca 93257) – Eagle Mountain Casino held its Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Bakersfield Country Club this past September. The Tournament raised $55,000.00 and was distributed between four beneficiaries.
The annual tournament raises money to benefit local charitable organizations every year. This year’s recipients were CASA of Tulare County, Porterville office, Helping Hands Food Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity and AMVETS Department of California.
Eagle Mountain Casino will continue to raise funds for selected Charitable Organizations each year, based on a 2 year term. After 2 years, another local organization will be chosen to receive the funds. Congratulations to this year’s recipients with a combined donation of $55,000.00 from Eagle Mountain Casino and their Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Here are what the organizations had to say about the generous donation.
CASA of Tulare County
“I am proud to say that 100% of the funds will be used for outreach, recruitment, and training of new advocates in the Porterville area. We will use the money for spreading our mission and inviting concerned citizens to volunteer to help an abused or neglected child detained from the Porterville area. Specifically, ads will be placed on local busses serving Porterville and surrounding areas, advertising in the Porterville Recorder, and KTIP radio. It takes approximately $1500 to train a new volunteer and we hope to have at least 15 in our next training on February 12, 2019. Much of that cost is associated with professional presenters, copies, binders, and handouts. Thank you so much for considering the work of CASA when selecting beneficiaries for your fundraiser. We value our partnership with you and are deeply appreciative for the donation.” – Executive Director, Paul Moore
Helping Hands is a food kitchen that provides a hot lunch meal Monday through Thursday to the homeless and to anyone in need. Helping Hands has done this for the last 30 years. We not only provide lunch, but I have added helping by establishing a Housing Program, clothing, shoes, socks, hygiene products, blankets, tents, tarps, and whatever else I can get my hands on (things that have been donated). They teach our Guests how to read, write, computer skills, and how to fill out job applications. After they have completed their six-week course, a certificate is given at the end of the program. My idea is to not only feed them but also complete the circle and help them in other areas so they can succeed in life. This donated check that we received from Eagle Mountain Casino means the world to me. We are getting low with our cash funds and I want to keep this going for as long as I can. The money will go to some bills, some toys for Christmas which we have a hard time getting people to donate, and some much needed repairs. I am so appreciative to Eagle Mountain Casino and am still overwhelmed. I send many blessings your way. Thank you so very much.”- Manager, Jovanna Halstrom
Habitat for Humanity
“On behalf of Habitat for Humanity homeowners, board of directors and staff, we deeply appreciate the support from Eagle Mountain Casino. It’s because of partnerships with the community that we are able to serve local, low-income families by providing first-time homeownership opportunities that will help them build strength, stability and self-reliance. When we all work together we can truly build the community in which we all want to live. Thank you again to Eagle Mountain Casino and all the sponsors and golfers who attended the Charity Golf Tournament.” – Resource Development Manager, Deanna Saldana
AMVETS Dept. of California
AMVETS Dept of CA would like to THANK Eagle Mountain for their generous donation. AMVETS is a non-profit Veteran Service organization that provides services and programs to Veterans and their families at No cost. We provide Service Officers to assist in filing VA claims, Scholarships for Veterans in College, Vocational or Trade School, Career Centers to assist Veterans in returning to the work force, Volunteers Programs for sick and hospitalized Veterans, Homeless Veteran Outreach which includes assisting with housing and furniture, Suicide Awareness Materials, Americanism and many Community Service Projects. Without Community partners like Eagle Mountain we would not be able to help as many Veterans as we do. We thank you again for your contribution to AMVETS Dept of CA. Director of Marketing & Programs – Sharon Allison-Crook
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.