NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK-SALAMANCA, NEW YORK-BUFFALO, NEW YORK: (May 20, 2022): As the City of Buffalo and Western New York continue to search for understanding and healing in the aftermath of Saturday's horrific mass shooting, Seneca Gaming Corporation is stepping up to assist residents whose community was attacked.
The corporation will host a community donation gathering at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on Wednesday, May 25 from 11am-7pm. The public is encouraged to drop off donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, hygiene products, infant and child care products, and other daily necessities at the casino, located at Michigan Ave. and Perry Street, downtown.
Seneca Gaming Corporation is working with FeedMore WNY to organize the donated items and ensure they are delivered to residents in neighborhoods most impacted by the shooting. Among the items most in need are: cereal; peanut butter and other nut butters; canned tuna and chicken; canned soups, stews and chili; canned fruits and vegetable; canned or dried beans; boxed macaroni & cheese, pasta and rice; pasta sauce; and baby food, formula and diapers.
"We are one community, and when one of us hurts, we all hurt," said Kevin Nephew, Seneca Gaming Corporation President & CEO. "I'm sure the generous spirit of Western New York will continue to shine through these dark times as we lift up and support our neighbors in their time of need."
Individuals who bring a donation of five or more items to Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on May 25 will receive a voucher good for $10 in free play.
In addition to the community donations, Seneca Gaming Corporation is organizing donation efforts for its more than 3,000 employees across its three locations - Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Items donated by the company's employees will also be delivered to FeedMore WNY for distribution.
"Our employees, our Board of Directors and the entire Seneca Gaming Corporation family is heartbroken for the victims, their families, friends and neighbors," Nephew added. "Helping to fill their cupboards is a small way to express our friendship and support and to show that racism and hate cannot divide a community as strong as Western New York."
Seneca Gaming Corporation is a wholly owned, tribally chartered corporation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, which operates the Nation’s Class III casino gaming properties. Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, the corporation has built and invested in the community at large by providing three premier gaming and entertainment destinations in Western New York: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, NY, and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, NY, as well as the award-winning championship Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, NY. Since 2002, the corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York with over 3,000 employees across its three locations. Seneca Gaming Corporation provides generous benefits including paid training, tuition reimbursement, paid free lunches, on-site health offices, employee discounts, and more. Across all three world-class facilities guests are offered more than 5,100 slot machines, 125 table games, over 1,000 deluxe rooms and suites, luxurious spas & salons, award-winning fine dining, and high-end retail outlets. For more information, visit SenecaGamingCorporation.com.