Cinergy Entertainment Group has announced its Cinergy Unites for West Texas benefit day to support the Odessa Community Foundation, which was established to help the victims and families affected by the tragic shooting on Aug. 31.
During the benefit day, on Wednesday, Cinergy will donate 50% of all food and beverage purchases from all five locations to the organization, where funds will be distributed directly to victims and their families.
Cinergy has raised more than $5,000 for first responders during a daylong fundraising event at Cinergy Odessa on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The company offered the Permian Basin community a day to watch free movies with an in-kind donation to first responders.
Following the fundraiser, Cinergy reviewed additional ways to assist the community, leading to the creation of Cinergy Unites for West Texas.
“The Odessa Community Foundation Inc. is receiving funds for victims and families who were affected by this horrific tragedy that struck the Odessa community on August 31st," Renee Earls, President/CEO of Odessa Chamber of Commerce said. "We mourn together as a community, but we also rise up together to help those in need. We applaud Cinergy for giving back during this difficult time. Their employees were impacted by this tragedy as well and we want to extend our thanks and support.”
“We have received so much encouragement from Cinergy Fans across all of our locations in Texas and Oklahoma asking how they can help out,” said Traci Hoey, Director of Marketing, Sales and Special Events. “We want to give back to our West Texas community, and we decided that allowing our other centers the opportunity to participate would be the most meaningful way to accomplish this mission.”