Oxford Casino and You Blimpsters Raise $51,000 for Maine Veterans Groups
What a great morning at the Oxford Casino Hotel and Event Center. The Blimp Morning Show was rocking as usual, but today was extra special as we revealed the fundraising number from our year-long "Give 5 Get 10" promotion to benefit three fantastic and very worthy local veterans groups
Now at the casino, we don't hand out checks to these veterans groups, we hand out GIANT chips, with GIANT numbers on them. Look at this big beautiful chip with the record-breaking number from this years' fundraising:
Over the last five years, guests of Oxford Casino Hotel & Event Center have donated over $150,000 to WBLM’s Veterans First fundraiser, which benefits Veterans Inc., Veterans Count (a division of Easter Seals), and Wounded Heroes Program of Maine. This year alone, they broke their fundraising efforts by raising $51,000, providing each program with $17,000 to assist veterans.
During the WBLM Morning Show, Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino Hotel & Event Center told Herb “The Captain” Ivy the grand total that casino guests had raised and was answered with cheers from all who were present. “We are very proud to be able to channel these donations to such excellent programs and we thank them for the great work they do for veterans in Maine.”
LISTEN to the moment we told these veterans groups how much money Blimpsters had raised.
Veterans Inc.’s mission is to help veterans regain control of their lives to eliminate homelessness among veterans by providing the highest quality services, and continuing to create new opportunities in the area of health, employment, and housing. Their website is veteransinc.org.
Veterans Count, has a mission to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. Their website is vetscount.org/Maine.
Wounded Heroes Program of Maine is a division of Warrior Legacy Foundation that provides a safety net to veterans returning to the States after being injured in the line of duty. They have helped hundreds of Maine veterans receive the benefits and assistance they so rightfully deserve. Their Facebook page is www.facebook.com/WoundedHeroesofMaine.