Boyd Gaming team members made the difference for their Louisiana colleagues that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
In response to a call for assistance, Boyd Gaming team members across the country donated $30,000 to benefit fellow team members impacted by the storm. Their generous donations were matched dollar-for-dollar by the Company, raising a total of $60,000 for relief.
More than 100 Delta Downs team members were personally impacted by the storm, which dumped nearly 65 inches of rainfall in southwest Louisiana over a 24-hour period. The storm triggered unprecedented flooding, causing severe damage to homes, cars and other personal belongings, and many were left homeless or evacuated out of the area. And since many team members did not have flood insurance, the financial impact of recovering from Harvey has been severe.
Through team members’ generosity, Delta Downs team members have received assistance that will help them begin to repair their lives and return to normal. These funds helped team members purchase building materials for their homes, replace damaged furniture and appliances, help with car repairs or a down payment for a car to replace one lost in the flood.
“The assistance has made a huge impact on everyone involved and will make such a difference in their lives,” said Cheryl Sandoval, Director of Human Resources for Boyd Gaming." The road to recovery will be long, but the generosity of our fellow team members and Boyd Gaming will help them get back on their feet.”
Additional Delta Downs team members commented on the relief funds.
“This is so wonderful. I’m living in one room in the back of my house while I work on the rest and it’s a slow process,” said Kathleen Provost. “This will help me so much.”
“I can’t believe it,” said Michelle Lindsey. “This is such a wonderful gift and this is such a great company.”
“I appreciate everything Boyd Gaming does for us,” said Craig Belcher. “You don’t know how much this means to me and my family.”