WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Nails, paint, energy efficient light bulbs and countless helping hands will come to the aid of six U.S. veterans scatter across the country. In the week leading up to and following Veterans Day, hundreds of Caesars Entertainment and Rebuilding Together volunteers will honor Veterans Day in a big way by performing safety upgrades and beautification projects on four homes, a local high school and a community Veterans of Foreign Wars Post building.
Located in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, New Orleans and North San Diego, these projects are an extension of last year’s inaugural efforts between Rebuilding Together and Caesars Foundation along with Caesars Entertainment Corporation HERO employee volunteers to make individuals’ homes safe and energy efficient.
“Veterans have made many sacrifices for each of us,” said Gwen Migita, vice president of sustainability and community affairs at Caesars Entertainment. “We are honored to be able to give back to our nation’s heroes on their special day with the help of Rebuilding Together.”
With an emphasis on environmental sustainability, these home renovations will help to make each residence more financially sound and efficient. All of the homes Caesars volunteers work on will include energy efficient and globally sustainable modernizations to help homeowners reduce energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
“Caesars Entertainment rightly places an importance on helping others by making critical home repairs for those homeowners in need. It is inspiring to see its employees and its guests rally to assist these veterans and their families to obtain necessary repairs to live in safe, warm, and drier conditions, while demonstrating the terrific benefits of corporate charity involvement,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Our partnership with Caesars Entertainment has made a tremendous impression in many local communities. We very much appreciate their support in serving others.”
The rebuild projects are sponsored by a combined $105,000 in gifts from Caesars Foundation, a private charitable foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from the company’s resorts.
As part of Caesars Entertainment’s commitment, skilled craftsmen from its resorts across the U.S. will host regional eco-friendly home training sessions designed to directly benefit low-income families, the elderly, veterans, and persons with disabilities. By providing residents, Rebuilding Together affiliates and supporters with both the knowledge and tools to adopt environmentally friendly practices at home, the company is helping to improve the health and wellness of communities in which they operate all year.
Migita added, “With each educational session, we hope to inspire and grow our extensive efforts to create a more sustainable environment nationwide.”
For more information about the company’s corporate responsibility efforts, visit www.caesars.com/aboutus.
ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
ABOUT CAESARS FOUNDATION
Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment’s resorts. The Foundation is the entity through which Caesars Entertainment funds programs and projects of $10,000 or more, as well as not-for-profit giving requirements imposed by certain operating jurisdictions. The Foundation’s objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. For more information, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.