People are in shock over the fire that ravaged the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The fire was finally extinguished and the cathedral has suffered colossal damages. As French President, Emmanuel Macron, vowed to rebuild the landmark, thoughts have turned to financially supporting the renovation of this magnificent and historic building.
French corporations and moguls have already pledged millions to aid in the effort, and companies across the globe are starting to promise contributions, as well. However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning individuals to “wait to donate,” to make sure donations are going to the official Notre Dame rebuilding fund and not into the hands of scammers.
“Scammers are opportunists, and they will take advantage of any major incidents is in the news,” said Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org). “We expect to see Notre Dame fundraising appeals on social media and crowdfunding sites. Some will be from well-intentioned people who are not directly involved with the cathedral, but some may be from scammers. BBB Wise Giving Alliance is urging people to ‘wait to donate’ until an official rebuilding fund is established.”
Taylor also reminded donors in the United States that donations are more likely to be tax-deductible if they ‘wait to donate through a charity based in their own country rather than contribute through another individual, a crowdfunding site, or a foreign entity. “The rebuilding will take some time,” he added. “It’s best to wait until we have more details about which official entities are raising funds to assist the rebuilding.”
If you see a scam aimed at raising funds for Notre Dame (or any disaster), please report it to BBB Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. For more information on giving to trustworthy charities, go to Give.org.
Aquarius Team Members Raise $48,406 For River Fund, Inc.
LAUGHLIN, NEVADA July 23, 2018
Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members raise $48,406 for River Fund, Inc. for the 2018/2019 campaign.
River Fund, Inc. is a local non-profit agency that provides direct emergency and crisis services for individuals and families in the Tri-State area. Team members choose to either contribute through payroll deductions or by making a one-time contribution. Since River Fund was established in June of 2010, River Fund, along with the help of Aquarius employees, have now surpassed 1.87 Million dollars in assistance that has impacted more than 65,000 lives. The funds are used to support many non-profit agencies to assisting individuals with utility bills, medical care and much more.
“The River Fund is very excited to once again have the support of the staff and management of the Aquarius for the upcoming 2018/2019 campaign year.” said Executive Director Mike Conner. Through donations by employees from their paychecks, as well as variety of fund raiser proceeds such as employee rummage sales, the Aquarius has always led the way in supporting the community through the River Fund.”
Another part of River Fund, is the River Fund Employee Donor Crisis Fund. This fund has provided over $13,117 in assistance to 85 Tri-State employees.
“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 local River Fund!”
About Aquarius Casino Resort:
Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and an all new non-smoking race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining – For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the Special Offers.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs approximately 7,000 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at nearly 1,000 locations and owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
Leadership Lake Havasu
Leadership Lake Havasu is currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 program. Interested candidates must complete an application, and will be scheduled for an interview during the program Orientation in August.
Leadership Lake Havasu selects 30 talented and emerging leaders for a 9-month community immersion experience. The class gains insight, inspiration and valuable knowledge while building strong relationships with each other and a broad network of community leaders.
Graduates often see beyond their own spheres of influence to the broader needs of the community and are empowered to heighten their efforts to make Lake Havasu City even better.
Our graduates mark it among the most significant learning experiences of their professional life; and join our vibrant and active alumni with a richer perspective of community leadership.
The program runs from September through May, and the class spends one day per month exploring ideas, learning about our assets, and building strong relationships throughout the Havasu area. The class will also plan, organize and execute a fundraiser to be held in the month of April.
Leadership Lake Havasu is a signature program of the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership.
Tuition is $675 for Chamber members and $925 for non-members. Partial scholarships may be available on a limited basis. Applications are available online at www.havasuchamber.com and are due by July 31.
Cruhsd Fieldhouse To Become ‘Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse’ In $625,000 Multi-Year Naming Agreement
BULLHEAD CITY – The Anderson Auto Group of Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City has been awarded naming rights for the new voter-approved fieldhouse being built by the(CRUHSD). The 125,000 square foot indoor arena, located at the southwest end of the Bullhead Parkway adjacent to the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center, will be known as the “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse.”
CRUHSD Superintendent Riley Frei made the announcement during Tuesday’s Bullhead City Council meeting. The sponsorship is for $125,000 annually for five years, and is renewable after that.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner with a wonderful community-based and community-minded family business in Mohave County,” said School Superintendent Riley Frei. “The District and Anderson Auto Group share the same vision for quality academics, and we look forward to this partnership continuing well into the future.”
Anderson Auto Group was selected following a competitive bidding and review process that included several major businesses in the Tri-State area. It will also host a naming ceremony at the Fieldhouse site, 3663 Bullhead Parkway, on June 23.
“We are very excited and honored to be the naming rights partner for the all-new CRUHSD Fieldhouse,” said Anderson Auto Group owner Jason R. Anderson. “This state of the art facility is a tremendous addition to this region of Arizona. This will provide a sports and activities experience that is second to none. We are a community minded organization and supporting this project with CRUHSD and the citizens of Bullhead City is something we wanted to be a part of.”
The public open house marking the naming rights will be held at the Fieldhouse construction site on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 8:30 am. Virtual reality tours will show what the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse will look like when completed, which is expected in the first quarter of next year.
Updated artist renderings and construction site photos are available on the current website, www.crsfieldhouse.com, which will soon transition to a new online address reflecting the Anderson sponsorship. The naming rights contract will be formally presented to the CRUHSD school board at its June 25 meeting.
Anderson Auto Group currently owns five dealerships in the Tri-state area: Anderson Ford in Bullhead City, Anderson Ford and Lincoln in Kingman, and Anderson Chrysler, Anderson Nissan and Anderson Toyota in Lake Havasu City. It has had a presence in the region for 20 years, including two years in Bullhead City.
CRUHSD was created in 1989 and operates three public high schools: Mohave High, which opened in 1969 in Bullhead City, River Valley High, which opened in 1992 in Mohave Valley, and CRUHSD Academy in Bullhead City, now beginning its ninth year. In addition to athletic facilities, the Anderson Auto Fieldhouse will also have classrooms for several CRUHSD career-technical and vocational educational programs.
Frei said that additional Fieldhouse sponsorships are being signed on a frequent basis. A variety of levels are available through CRUHSD’s marketing partner, International Coliseums Company. Contact information is posted on the Fieldhouse website.
The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for New Horizons celebrating 25 years as a chamber member.
New Horizons has been providing service to people with disabilities for 45 years. It offers community integrated activity programs like Lake Havasu’s first Community Garden, built on land donated to New Horizons.