Escondido, CA

Harrah’s adopts Lake Wohlford

Escondido officials joined John Se­bastian, director of casino operations for Harrah’s Resort Southern Califor­nia, to celebrate the adoption of Lake Wohlford by the resort owned by the Rincon Band of Mission Indians.

Sebastian told the Times-Advocate, “Harrah’s Resort is really proud and excited to clean up the lake and the property at Lake Wohlford. We’re just a proud supporter of the tribe and Lake Wohlford.”

With the adoption of the lake, Harrah’s employees will sponsor three lake cleanups in 2016.

Harrah’s employees participated in two lake cleanups last year. Employ­ees picked up trash and debris along the shoreline and in the community ar­eas. The unveiling of an adoption sign highlighted the resort’s Code Green pledge to look for ways to improve the environment, conserve water and ensure sustainability of natural re­sources.

Harrah’s made donations of service in-kind and cash worth $3 million in 2015. The resort and Rincon Band created an All-in 4 Change event last fall in which they donated $67,000 to local nonprofit organizations. Re­sort employees have donated nearly 80,000 hours of service to the commu­nity, according to a press release.

Harrah’s employees also participat­ed in the worldwide #Giving Tuesday in 2015. They took breakfast sandwiches and fruit plates to Escondido and Val­ley Center firefighters, gathered 7,000 pounds of food for the San Diego-wide Jacobs and Cushman Food Bank, do­nated gift baskets to blood banks, sup­ported homeless people with gifts of labor and goods to the Alpha Project, visited convalescent homes on holidays and participated in beach cleanups.

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