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American Amusement Machine Association Gives $25,000 To Red Cross's Harvey Relief Fund

Posted On: 9/7/2017

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- The American Amusement Machine Association said it has given $25,000 to the American National Red Cross's Hurricane Harvey relief effort to help the thousands of people affected by the storm. The donation was made though AAMA's charitable arm, the American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation.

AAMA officials pointed out that the greater Houston area is home to many amusement industry distributors, retailers, entertainment center owners, operators, suppliers and manufacturers.

"Some have been virtually wiped out by this storm losing countless games, vehicles, buildings and other equipment necessary to effectively run their businesses," AAMA officials said. "We implore you to consider the plight of these individuals and organizations and extend every opportunity in helping them recover with a hand up, not a hand out. Extended terms, preferred pricing or special discounts for equipment and supplies, etc., will go a long way in helping these members of our community get back on their feet."

Click here to make a donation to the American Red Cross's Hurricane Harvey relief fund.

Founded in 1981, the American Amusement Machine Association is an international trade organization representing manufacturers, distributors and parts suppliers involved in the coin-operated amusement industry. Chris Felix of Crane Payment Innovations is its elected president and Peter Gustafson is executive vice-president, a staff position.

Since 1983, AAMCF has contributed nearly $1.5 million to more than 125 organizations and foundations.