Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members helped to paint the river R.E.D. on Friday, May 26 in support of our military members, past and present by wearing their R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) T-shirts. The mission of RedShirtFridays.org, a non-political organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen serving our country overseas.
Team Members were given the opportunity to donate $5 and receive a R.E.D. T-shirt to wear at work during the “Casual for a Cause” Friday. At the conclusion of the fundraiser, Aquarius Team Members presented a $3,081 check to board members of the Tri-State Military Moms, Inc. representing 100% of the proceeds raised. The sale of shirts continued through Wednesday, May 31 adding an additional $650 that was given to the Tri-State Military Moms, Inc. on Thursday, June 1.
Along with Aquarius Team Members, several local tri-state businesses also held their own R.E.D. Friday including Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, Subway inside Aquarius, Eagle Motorcycle Rentals, Mohave State Bank, Stout Wellness, Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and others. Each business choose either to purchase shirts from Aquarius Casino Resort or directly through the Tri-State Military Moms, Inc.
“Aquarius Casino Resort has the best team members who enjoy helping in every way possible.” said Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond. “And what better cause than our Military Moms!”
All proceeds were donated to the Tri-State Military Moms, a local nonprofit organization that sends care packages to U.S. troops deployed overseas. The organization is also responsible for displaying all the banners on Highway 95 in Bullhead City, Arizona, showing the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandsons, granddaughters, and all family members that are currently serving our country. They also organize coming home celebrations for our returning service members.
“We are humbled by the generosity of the Aquarius, their Team Members, residents, and visitors, for helping us to continue to support our military and the veterans who deserve to be remembered and appreciated each and every day” said Cindy Frizelle, President Tri-State Military Moms, Inc.
The R.E.D. T-shirt, Red Shirt Friday’s concept is part of the ongoing mission of RedShirtFridays.org and its founder Lloyd (Doc) Hofmeister, a U.S. military veteran.