Horseshoe Hammond Casino is showing its support to the community even though its doors are closed because of the pandemic.
The casino’s operators have donated 1,400 N95 masks to healthcare workers and first responders in the city of Hammond.
“We understand there is a nationwide shortage for available supplies, and we didn’t have to think twice about supporting those efforts,” said Jimmy Meyer, security director at Horseshoe Hammond.
The donation included 600 masks were distributed to the first responders in the city and 600 to Franciscan Healthcare in Hammond. The Hospice of the Calumet Area received 200 masks.
“It’s refreshing to see Hammond businesses, like Horseshoe Hammond, stepping up to help fill the void in this protective equipment,” said Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott. “These men and women are battling the COVID-19 outbreak on the front lines, and our stockpiles of PPE are running low.”
Horseshoe Hammond, as all Indiana casinos, has been shut down since March 16. The casino also donated 30,000 pounds of perishable foods to a pair of local organizations.