image002Volunteers from Aquarius Casino Resort teamed up with non-profit organizations, Tri-State Military Moms and American Center for Educational Opportunities (AMCEO) to provide 83-year-old Korean War veteran, Fred Poppin and his family with a much needed mobile home renovation. The weeklong project took place from Nov. 9 to Nov. 16 and was made possible through AMCEO’s outreach program, The Green Cactus Project, which assists elderly as well as disabled and rural veterans with home improvements.

“I am incredibly proud of our Aquarius volunteers for all their hard work and willingness to help others in need,” said Sean Hammond, Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager. “It is an honor to lend a helping hand to our nation’s veterans with The Green Cactus Project.”

Nine Aquarius team members dedicated their time to improving the living conditions in Poppin’s two-bedroom mobile home, which he shares with his daughter and three grandchildren. Thanks to donations from Lowes, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and Ace Hardware Tri-State Building Materials, the Aquarius team had the necessary supplies to paint the home’s exterior, apply a thermal coating to the roof, replace faucets and install new carpet flooring.

Aquarius Casino Resort has partnered with The Green Cactus Project for five years, fully supporting its mission to provide healthy and sustainable living environments for veterans in need. 

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