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San Diego Red Cross recognizes PALA’s support of worldwide disaster relief

(photo courtesy of http://www.redcross.org/ca/san-diego)

(photo courtesy of http://www.redcross.org/ca/san-diego)

PALA, CA – The San Diego-Imperial Counties chapter of the American Red Cross recently expressed its gratitude and appreciation to the management and all the team members of Pala Casino Spa & Resort for the casino’s ongoing financial support of its worldwide disaster relief program.

The Pala casino team members, with matching donations from the Pala Band of Mission Indians, has donated almost $45,000 to help the Red Cross provide relief to the earthquake in Hatii, the tsunami that struck the main island of Japan, Hurricane Sandy in the Northeastern United States, the tornadoes that ravaged the State of Oklahoma last spring and typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines.

Anthony Young, chief executive officer for the San Diego-Imperial Counties Red Cross, recently presented the award of appreciation to Pala Chief Executive Bill Bembenek and Pala Director of Human Resources Lynda Jackson at the casino.

“We sincerely appreciate this recognition by the American Red Cross.  And like they always do, our entire team continues to come through to help those in need.  This is a real tribute to their efforts,” Bembenek said..

About Pala Casino Spa & Resort

(photo courtesy of http://www.palacasino.com/)

(photo courtesy of http://www.palacasino.com/)

Pala Casino Spa & Resort includes a Las Vegas-style casino with 2,000 slot machines, 13 poker tables and 87 table games; a 507-room hotel; a 10,000-square-foot, full-service spa and salon that features 14 treatment rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center; swimming pool with 12 private poolside cabanas, and dual-temperature outdoor Jacuzzi.  Pala also offers 10 restaurants and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.  Pala Casino Spa & Resort is an AAA Four-Diamond Award winner for 10 consecutive years.  Its state-of-the-art Pala Spa was named the number one spa on the West Coast and one of the top 100 spas in the United States for 2013 by Spas of America.  Previously, Pala Spa was named the 2009 Best Casino Spa by Spas of America, the 2009 Best Casino Spa by the Southern California Gaming Guide and in 2012 received a spaAward and was selected by Spas of America as one of the top 100 spas in the United States.  In 2011, Pala Casino Spa & Resort was voted Best Casino in San Diego by the public in the 10News.com annual A-List poll sponsored by KGTV-TV 10 News in San Diego.  For more information, visit http://www.palacasino.com.

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