Further to Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s recent HK$20 million donation to Wuhan and Hubei to help curb the outbreak of Covid-19, the company has announced a MOP 5 million donation for the set up of the Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need in collaboration with Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM).
The fund will support members of the community with unstable incomes who are particularly impacted by the new strain of Coronavirus. Target beneficiaries of the fund donation include workers and self-employed persons such as taxi drivers, coach drivers, and tour guides, their families and more. Melco will work closely with the Macao Federation of Trade Unions to identify eligible beneficiaries and distribute the funds.
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman & CEO of Melco, said, “Melco stands hand in hand with the local community through these particularly difficult times. Our thoughts and concerns go to those families and persons affected by recent events, and we are grateful for the help of Macao Federation of Trade Unions for working with us and the community to fight against the virus. We will continue to work closely with the government to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers, colleagues, as well as their families and the community. We will do everything in our power to continue supporting those in need.”
Mr. Lee Chong Cheng, President of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, said, “Currently, many workers are faced with reduced income as a result of the Coronavirus and are in dire need of assistance to combat increased pressures on their livelihood. In response, Melco and the Macao Federation of Trade Unions have set up the Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need with the objective to help affected families. The fund donation demonstrates Melco’s concerns and care for the community, as well as its role as a socially responsible corporate citizen. The Macao Federation of Trade Unions vows to continue working with Melco and members of wider community to together combat and overcome this virus to contribute to a healthy and stable Macau.”
The Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need will be distributed by the Macao Federation of Trade Unions. Application details will also be announced in due course by FAOM.