The White Plains Examiner

Empire Casino Will Match Donations to Empire State Relief Fund

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Tim Rooney, the CEO of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, has made a huge impact on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the area. On Wednesday, November 21, Rooney pledged to match up to $100,000 of contributions made by his employees and customers at the Empire City Casino to the Empire State Relief Fund announced by Governor Cuomo.

“The devastation New Yorkers suffered from this storm is unspeakable,” said Rooney. “Whether you donate $2 or $2,000, it will make a difference. By matching those funds dollar for dollar, our employees and customers will know that their generosity can go a long way in this effort.”

Rooney had previously donated $500,000 to the Catholic Charities Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Fund established by the Archdiocese of New York. In addition, The Empire Casino also served as a hub for Con Edison to distribute dry ice and blankets to residents in need.

The Empire City culinary team was also dispatched to hard hit coastal areas to fire up grills and feed hot meals to thousands of first responders and residents. The restaurant staff has prepared and delivered trays of hot food to area shelters as well.                                                                  

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