(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
St. Louis-based Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., has made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross. In making this contribution, Pinnacle noted that
the St. Louis region anticipates receiving approximately 2,000 Gulf Coast
residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Pinnacle also owns two properties with varying degrees of damage, Casino Magic in Biloxi, MS and Boomtown New Orleans. The company previously announced
its relief efforts in those areas, to help those communities and Pinnacle's
employees rebuild their lives.
"This contribution represents a small part of our total relief effort, but we
understand the needs that St. Louis will face in helping Gulf Coast residents
through this difficult time," said Daniel R. Lee, chairman and CEO of Pinnacle
Entertainment, Inc. "Pinnacle continues to pay its nearly 2,000 employees in
the area affected by Katrina. We have provided supplies to the area from our
nearby properties in Lake Charles and Bossier City, LA, and our New
Orleans property now serves as a staging area for law enforcement and utility
repairs on the West Bank of the Mississippi. We hope that our efforts will be
matched by others in our industry, and by the many companies in St. Louis
working with us."