Majestic Star Casino IT Manager Terry Anderson presents a holiday donation to Salvation Army Captain Amanda Keene and Soldier Steven Woods.
Dec 22, 2020
Spectacle Entertainment’s Majestic Star Casino recently donated $2500 to the Gary-Merrillville Salvation Army, located at 4800 Harrison St. in Gary. The December 19th contribution will help area residents in need with necessities like groceries, hygiene kits, utilities and rent or mortgage payments.
As part of Spectacle Entertainment’s Majestic Star Casino “ALL-IN” initiative, Director of Information Technology, Drew Spaulding, is partnered with the Salvation Army. Spaulding made the choice to work with the organization because of their commitment to help those in need without discrimination.
Spaulding stated, “It is a privilege to support our community through associations like the Salvation Army. By giving directly to this wonderful organization, we empower them to give back to those who are in need of assistance.”
The Salvation Army’s principal fundraising effort is made possible through their annual kettle campaign. However, due to limitations surrounding COVID this holiday season, volunteerism and donations have been down. Corporate sponsorships have helped the organization meet this year’s demand, providing services to more than 15,000 people since the pandemic began.
“COVID has hit hard and this has negatively impacted our kettle campaign. We know, in general, more people are shopping online and not going to stores unless absolutely necessary. People who have never needed help before are finding themselves in need this season,” stated Gary-Merrillville Salvation Army Captain Amanda Keene. “The money raised goes right back out to serve the community through social services and programs. We would not be able to serve our community without our generous sponsors.”