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Gun Lake Casino helps hungry and homeless amid extreme cold
Gun Lake Casino helps hungry and homeless amid extreme cold

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Gun Lake Casino is doing its part to help the hungry and homeless amid the extreme cold.

On Monday, Jan. 27, the casino donated food, water and $1,500 to support Dégagé Ministries of Grand Rapids, which is facing higher demand because of the frigid temperatures.  Nearly two dozen employees of Gun Lake Casino also took over the shelter’s kitchen, cooking, cleaning and preparing breakfast and lunch for visitors.  Chefs from the casino’s Sandhill Café planned the meals.

 “We are committed to giving back to the community and this is an excellent opportunity to reach out to the homeless,” said Carter Pavey, director of marketing for Gun Lake Casino.  “Our team of volunteers always looks forward to serving those in need.”

“It is always a blessing to see members of our community reach out to those in need,” added  Marge Palmerlee, executive director for Dégagé Ministries.

 Dégagé serves up to 500 people each day.  During winter,  warm items including gloves, food, and socks are in high demand.

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