Horseshoe Casino can seem very much a world apart from its North Hammond environs. But when it comes to being an active participant in that community, Horseshoe is all in.
“Many of our employees live in the surrounding community, so it’s critical to us we do whatever we can help it to make flourish,” Dawn Reynolds Pettit, Horseshoe regional vice president of human resource, Says of the Casino’s community service and outreach efforts.
“Our employees are like family, so we view it as family and extended family throughout Northwest Indiana and beyond. For us, it’s about giving back tenfold.”
Horseshoe takes a number of forms throughout the year, including:
1) Once a month for the last 10 years, Horseshoe employees have worked with Meals on wheels to deliver hot meals to senior citizens in the whiting area.
2) The HERO garden encourages volunteers to plant and harvest fresh produce each summer to be donated to the Greater Hammond Community services center. Last seasons harvest came it at over 780 pounds of fresh produce.
3) Horseshoe employees hit whihala Beach every summer to make sure the beachfront gets a good cleaning and is clear of debris and trash.
4) The Casino’s annual employee school supply drive helped pack 55 backpacks with writing utensils, notebooks, paper binders, erasers, glue and more for needy kids in the School City of Hammond systems.
“We believe that through our efforts, we are promoting the long term success of our community and residents.” she said.