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Giving to help make the holidays better
Gold Strike making a difference
Gold Strike Casino Resort adopted 56 angels from the Angel Tree program, ensuring that children in need in the area had gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. The casino also donated $15,000 to Sacred Heart Southern Missions to make Thanksgiving dinner possible for families in need in northwest Mississippi.
   Fitz Casino helps area toy drive
Fitz Casino & Hotel donated $3,000 to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Toy Drive.
   Horseshoe spreads holiday cheer
Horseshoe Heroes visited senior housing communities in Horn Lake and Tunica, Mississippi as Christmas neared, delivering gift boxes to appreciative residents.
 Southland, continued from page 27 access to food for preparation at home
when other resources such as school meals are not available.
“The Mid-South Food Bank is thankful for this partnership with Southland Casino Racing,” said Cathy Pope, Mid-South Food Bank president & CEO. “According to our research from Feeding America, roughly 16.4% of the population in Crittenden County, Arkansas is facing food insecurity. This collaboration will help us increase food distribution for rural areas in Crittenden County and help establish more partner agencies in the area. Additionally, this opportunity will help educate and connect families to other vital programs that support food and economic security.”
Southland’s $275,000 donation to the East Arkansas Family Health Center will support the development of an OB-GYN program to address the severe barriers to care that women in Crittenden County experience related to receiving obstetric and gynecological care including access to family planning services, prenatal services and the ability to deliver babies locally. The funds will be used to help recruit and retain an OB-GYN that will allow for a program that will serve not only existing patients of the health center, but the community at large.
“The East Arkansas Family Health Center is elated to collaborate with Southland Casino Racing in providing OB-
GYN services to the community at large,” said Dr. Susan Ward-Jones, CEO of the East Arkansas Family Health Center. “This funding will allow for a robust program that will improve health outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality. This will allow for reduced rates of breast and cervical cancer, infant mortality, low birthweight babies and birth to teen mothers.”
Delaware North, Southland Casino Racing’s parent company, is a global leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The company annually serves more than a half-billion guests across four continents, including at high-profile sports venues, airports, national and state parks, restaurants, resorts, hotels and casinos.
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