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article imageFamilies in Las Vegas split $1 million gift from casino owner

By Owen Weldon     Jun 24, 2012 in World
Around two-thousand Las Vegas families stood in a Boys & Girls gymnasium as they were being given five-hundred $U.S. Bank gift cards.
The cards were the result of a one-million dollar donation given to the United Way of Southern Nevada from a Las Vegas casino owner who remained anonymous.
According Las Vegas Review Journal, the cards were given to people who the United Way and partner programs thought needed it the most.
The cards are as good as cash, that is once the backs of the cards are signed. People who received the gift cards can use the cards for anything.
According to KTNV, the families received the gift cards over the weekend. Cass Palmer, the CEO of United Way, said that the money was definitely needed now because of skyrocketing utility bills that families are facing as well as kids now out of school.
This is not the first time that the anonymous donor has given some money to the United Way. The person ended up giving a million dollars to the United Way back in December.
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