Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Team Members Contribute Over $2,800 to Emergency Aid Center

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Team members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel presented a large food donation to the Emergency Aid Center, for United Way of South Louisiana

Team Members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel make large contribution to Emergency Aid Center of Franklin, La.

Team Members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel make large contribution to Emergency Aid Center of Franklin, La.

Contributions to the EAC has become somewhat of a tradition at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and we could not be prouder of our team members for their commitment to helping those in need.

Team members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel presented a large food donation to the Emergency Aid Center, for United Way of South Louisiana. The center is always in need and with summer in full swing, families in West St. Mary Parish experience a food shortage when the children are out of school.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s team members purchased t-shirts to help raise funds to relieve the strain on the EAC’s resources. The teams’ purchases contributed over $2,800 to the cause. The mission of the EAC is to aid families in West St. Mary experiencing harsh circumstances such as unemployment, loss of hours, illness, death of the primary wage earner, fire, flood, and other natural disasters.

“With the children out of school, the current economy, and various other circumstances we see an increase in the need for local families,” said Director Patti Ibert at Emergency Aid Center. “We are lucky to have such a passionate community to help those in need,” Ibert continued. The center is the only food bank in West St. Mary Parish.

“Our team members come together a few times a year to make a donation to the Emergency Aid Center,” said Richard Picard, Director of Public Relations and Advertising at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. “Contributions to the EAC has become somewhat of a tradition at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and we could not be prouder of our team members for their commitment to helping those in need,” continued Picard.

Though local organizations, businesses, and private citizens are still donating, there is always a need for more. The Emergency Aid Center is located at 106 Commercial Street, Franklin, La. and accepts donations most days of the week, however, as Ibert stated, “We also accept personal hygiene items, diapers, and cleaning supplies.” For more information on the Emergency Aid Center, call (337) 828-0921.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, and their team members are proud contributors to several local charities and non-profits for the greater common good of the people of Acadiana.

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