Texas largest distributor of bingo games and supplies transported more than five thousand books collected by The Senior Source, from the headquarters of the Dallas area nonprofit to help rebuild the West Elementary School Library. The library was destroyed by a massive fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013.
Jeremy Tyra, the President and CEO of Four Corners, Inc., also presented a five thousand dollar cash donation on behalf of six Texas charitable bingo operators to benefit The History of West Museum.
Tyra says Good-Times Action@ Games donated supplies and services to the six charitable bingo operators that enabled them to make the $5,000 contribution.“
The charitable bingo operators making the joint five thousand dollar donation include the following community organizations:
Charles Noland Scholarship Fund
Variety Wheelchair Arts and Sports Association
Friends of Everman Police
Polytechnic Main Street Project
Blue Bonnet Civitan Club
Good-Time Action® games helped organize a “Bingo Night” fundraising event across the state of Texas shortly after the fertilizer plant explosion. Held on June 1st, the “Bingo Night” raised more than $70 thousand to aid the victims in West, Texas.
Knowles Cornwell, the Chief Operating Office of Four Corners, stressed that this is an example of how money raised by charitable bingo in Texas stays in the state to help community organizations. “Four Corners companies helped Texas charities raise more than $25 million through regulated bingo operators in 2013. Under Texas law all of that money must remain here helping Texans and we are glad that it can help preserve the history of West and pay tribute to the heroes of the deadly explosion.”
The truckload of five thousand books were donated through a series of book drives held by Senior Source Volunteers. It was part of a statewide campaign led by the Texas Senior Corps Association’
RSVP volunteers in West from the Texas Senior Corp Association took delivery of the books from The Senior Source.
Jamie Allnutt of RSVP described the books and donation as, “incredible infusion of hope” into the devastated community. Allnutt says the small town still has enormous needs to stay on the path to survival.
Board members from The History of West Museum accepted the cash donation from Jeremy Tyra and Knowles Cornwell. The board members showed the executives from Four Corners historical archives that will be put on exhibit and the historic downtown building that will house the museum once renovations are finished.
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About The History of West Museum
The History of West Museum is a non-profit organization established to educate people, young and old, on how this great community was born. Our long term goal is to showcase the history of West and the surrounding communities by displaying memorabilia, pictures, clothing, and forums on education. Once our museum is completed, tours will be offered to school children, civic groups, fraternal organizations, and various clubs of interest. To keep our museum alive, our plan is to compose a book to be used in the history programs of our local schools to enable the children, along with their parents, to learn the values of growing up in the West community, and treasure the history of West. Residents of West have been discussing a museum for over 30 years, and has finally taken place. We will continue to work hard and raise funding to keep our museum open for the future generations of our great community and look forward to the day when we cut the ribbon to officially open the History of West Museum.
About Four Corners, Inc.
Four Corners, Inc. is a Dallas based holding and investment company that provides the best gaming experience for players and in turn makes more money for charitable and tribal gaming operators. It’s companies include:
Good-Time Action® Games leverages more than three decades of experience in a regulated market for charitable bingo in Texas. The company distributes innovative gaming solutions including its proprietary GMAXX®, Win Indicator bingo pull tab tickets, as well as a wide array of other bingo games and supplies. Good-Time Action® Games runs a rapid response customer service network to ensure that play is not interrupted.
About The Senior Source
The Senior Source, a United Way service provider, has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services since 1961. The organization assists older adults at all income levels from the most active to the very frail. People turn to The Senior Source for help with job searches, nursing home advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue. For more information, contact The Senior Source at 214-823-5700 or visitwww.theseniorsource.org