Wind Creek partners with Key West restaurant to serve meals after Hurricane Irma.
By DAVID GRANGER Managing Editor
If you’ve watched your evening news, you’ve seen the destruction in the Florida Keys. Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH) saw the destruction and took action.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 25, Wind Creek Hospitality and Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant – Key West, partnered to provide free food and water to community members affected by Hurricane Irma.
“We expect to stay on location until the immediate needs of the local population are met,” said Cody Morgan, general manager of Lucy’s. “We started with enough food to serve 1,000 meals, we estimate we’ve fed 2,000 now and we’re attempting to secure more.”
Lucy’s Key West has electricity and will serve as a Red Cross Distribution Center for water.
Lucy’s Key West was fortunate to lead a humanitarian relief mission that left New Orleans on Thursday morning to deliver food and supplies to Key West.
“We know from our experience in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina that in the wake of a disaster it is crucial to provide basic services to those in need, and we look forward to joining together with Wind Creek Hospitality, relief workers and families to restore normalcy to the island,” said Morgan.
Lucy’s Key West, a wholly owned affiliate of Kirkendoll Management, has a long history of responding to natural disasters. Seven years ago, Lucy’s owner, John Kirkendoll, flew multiple supply missions to Haiti after an earthquake devastated the island. Kirkendoll, a Deputy Reserve Sheriff out of San Miguel County in Colorado, also responded to Hurricane Katrina.
“Last week, Kirkendoll Management (the parent company for Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant) partnered with Wind Creek Hospitality to sponsor a humanitarian mission to Key West in the wake of Hurricane Irma,” according to a joint statement of Kirkendoll and Wind Creek Hospitality. “As Florida business owners, both companies are invested in the quick recovery of their neighbors and the Florida economy, and were excited to fund this opportunity to provide emergency relief to citizens and first responders in Key West.
“Since their arrival last Thursday, the management team at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant has served free food and water and provided a refuge for people to rest and refuel. We estimate that Lucy’s has served approximately 2,000 people since Thursday and will continue to stay open throughout the week.”
About Wind Creek Hospitality
Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribe’s gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino as well as racetracks in Alabama and Florida.
For more information, visit: WindCreekHospitality.com
About the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ thousands of area residents.
For more information, visit: pci-nsn.gov
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the company's control, which may cause material differences in actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to, the uncertainty of whether the necessary regulatory approvals will be granted on a timely basis, if at all, and whether the sale will occur, delays in, or failures in respect of, anticipated satisfaction of closing conditions, ability of the buyer to secure the financing, whether the cash proceeds will be used as anticipated, and other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. Wind Creek Hospitality assumes no obligation to update such information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Wind Creek Hospitality
Public Relations Manager
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Public Relations Tribal Liaison
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