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Friday December 6th, 2013

Posted at 3:54pm

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Caesars Windsor employees Marthe Pellerche, Deborah Shearer, from the Red Cross Billie Anne Hudson and Rick Champ (in red vests), Malaine Duby and Zoe Glykis.

Caesars Windsor has raised over ten thousand dollars for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Employees and Caesars proudly donated $10,036 to the Red Cross in support of the Philippines Relief Fund to help the victims of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that affected thousands in November.

Caesars had pledged to match employee donations up to $5,000. Between donations made through an internal automatic donation system and an incredibly successful bake sale, employees raised $5,036.

“We are very thankful to Caesars Windsor and especially their employees for this generous donation” said Red Cross Windsor-Essex’s Rick Champ. “Every dollar counts and the entire amount will go directly to the Philippines to help rebuild the thousands of lives that were affected.”

Zoe Glykis, Caesars Windsor’s Assistant Manager in the Market Buffet, watched the news unfold at home. “When I saw the suffering of all those people I knew I had to do something. I came to work and asked if we could coordinate a bake sale for employees to raise money for these poor people.”

With help from coworkers like Deborah Shearer, Assistant Manager of the Market Buffet, home bakers and support from management, they held a very successful sale featuring dozens of freshly baked goods.

After 3-hours, there was not a crumb left behind and they raised over $2,600.

“Employees were so eager to help out and they did it with pleasure and a smile. It was such a pleasant experience,” Glykis added.

Glykis also wanted to make special mention of Food Runners Marthe Pellerche, Theresa Bruce, Malaine Duby and Bartender Michelle Murphy.

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