Vernon, BC, October 5, 2015 –Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and their Lake City Casino property in Vernon has joined together with several local businesses to collect warm winter wear for the Upper Mission. Now until November 7, simply bring in your excess coats, mitts, gloves, scarfs, boots for adults or children (clean and in good repair please) to either Lake City Casino or Vernon Hyundai and you will receive a ballot to enter to win a prize package courtesy of them valued at $500. “Lake City Casino is very proud to be able to help this local organization. We encourage our customers, staff and community neighbor to give what you can to help create a warm winter for those in need.” says Ryan Doherty, General Manager at Lake City Casinos.
The Coats for the Cold campaign is the result of Match Eatery & Public House Manager Frankie Wruth seeing a need and wanting to be a part of the solution. Wruth and the Lake City team have partnered with Vernon Hyundai, and Eco Clean who are going to be laundering all the garments received before they are distributed. Sun FM has stepped up as the media partner and they are generously donating promotional support to ensure everyone know where they can help.
The Upper Room Mission has been feeding Vernon’s hungry since 1980. Today, over the course of breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, The Upper Room serves more than 300 meals. Their dining hall is a warm, safe place where plates are filled for the disabled, the homeless, the low-income families and the seniors. They come here for food, and they come for a sense of community. The Upper Room Mission aims to give their guests something so much bigger than a meal. We aim to give them hope. “We provide a warm, safe environment for people in come in from the cold, enjoy a hot meal, and have their basic needs met in a respectful, welcoming manner.” Lisa Anderson, Director of Resource Development
Donations can be dropped off at either Lake City Casinos or Vernon Hyundai from October 5 to November 7. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in someone’s life.
Lake City Casino is located at 4900 Anderson Way and features great slots and tables, live weekend entertainment, free parking, large-screen TVs for popular pay-per-view events and MATCH Eatery & Public House. A sophisticated dining experience unlike anything in Vernon, a must see. Gateway Casinos is the Okanagan’s leader in gaming entertainment.