Charenton, LA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel employees came together to make a Christmas difference in local communities. The casino partnered with employees for a food drive to fill trucks and then hit the road today to deliver to food banks in Franklin and New Iberia.
“Being able to end our year with something like this is a testament to our employees and their commitment to the community. We know our role as one of Acadiana’s larger employers and we are firmly dedicated to everything we can to give back and make the cities we all live in better places. It’s not enough for us to be successful. We want to continue to do good things for people that need a helping hand. The fact that so much of this food drive was championed by our employees makes this a real Christmas gift and a day we will all remember. “said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.
The success of the food drive was based on the incredible generosity exhibited by casino employees when they found out that for the first time in over five years, every employee of the organization was to receive a monetary Christmas bonus and a $25 gift certificate to any casino restaurant of their choosing. In response, the majority of casino executives and employees asked that the $25 gift certificates not be issued, but instead, be used to buy more food for the trucks to help families this holiday season.
“Our employees are the heartbeat of Cypress Bayou and we wanted them to know how much we appreciate their service and loyalty, throughout the year. Their hard work has helped us reach one of our best years in recent history and I felt it was important for them to be able to share in that success. The fact that their immediate response was to ask that we direct a bonus for them to benefit others is a humbling display of how gracious and generous our team is and makes us proud to work along side such outstanding people every day,” said Nancy Herrington, Director of Marketing for Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.
About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at http://www.cypressbayou.com