METNWS-06-03-21 ELKS HARRAH'S DONATION_PHOTO

Representatives of Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel present members of the Metropolis Elks Lodge with a $10,000 grant on behalf of the Caesars Foundation. Elks members present are (front row, from left) Kathye Rose, Janet Krueger and (back row, right) Lance Loftus. Harrah’s representatives are (front row, third from left) Chad Lewis and Lynn Eberhart; (back row, from left) Tom Griffith, Renee Jarrett and Kelley Keeling.

By PLANET STAFF

Representatives of Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel recently awarded the Metropolis Elks Lodge with a $10,000 grant on behalf of the Caesars Foundation.

“Each year, Harrah’s Metropolis, along with the Caesars Foundation, allocates funds to be given to local non-profit organizations in our region,” explained Chad Lewis, advertising and public relations supervisor. “The Code of Commitment reminds us that actively working to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work is who we are as a company. Whether it’s fostering a long-term relationship with a local nonprofit organization or volunteering time in support of a single event, every effort makes a lasting difference.

“The Metropolis Elks Lodge has played a vital role in the community for many years,” Lewis continued. “The lodge, along with many of its members, has advocated and demonstrated the meaning of charity and giving — not only on a local level, but a national level as well.”

The Metropolis Elks Lodge is heavily involved with annual fundraising and numerous charitable efforts that benefit much of the Metropolis community and beyond. These include: providing care packages and clothing to veterans in local nursing homes; tutoring kids in the after-school program; providing food bags to children on weekends; stocking local food pantries; and assisting with the purchase and installation of handicap-accessible playground equipment made available at local parks and schools. The lodge also hosts numerous events and dinners for many nonprofit organizations each year.

The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by resorts owned or operated by the Caesars group. The foundation is the entity through which Caesars Entertainment funds programs and projects, 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.

Caesars Entertainment works to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion by striving to attain both equity and equality within its corporation, affiliates, partners and suppliers. Evidence clearly states that companies that embrace diversity and inclusion by setting measurable actions in all aspects of their businesses outperform those that don’t. The company strives toward a best-in-class diversity, equity and inclusion leadership strategy through: workforce and workplace; supplier and contracting diversity; community reinvestment; marketing, branding and sales; and policy advocacy and thought leadership. All of these components ensure continuous improvement and feed into one another.

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