Sands China Ltd. is donating MOP 1.65 million (US$205,693) to 33 elderly centers and rehabilitation centers to assist them to take measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to safeguard the health of their over 3,100 service users.
Each of the 33 beneficiaries – government-funded and private elderly homes and rehabilitation centers – will receive MOP 50,000 that will be used for cleaning and sanitizing the centers and for purchasing hygiene products for additional preventive measures.
“As Macao works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Sands China is pleased to be able to use our coronavirus relief fund to assist Macao’s elderly homes and rehabilitation centers in keeping their residents and service users safe and healthy,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd.
“We are grateful to the Social Welfare Bureau for their efficient coordination, assistance, and support, and we hope all in Macao will continue working together to keep the city safe during this trying time, under the guidance of the government’s virus prevention efforts.”
Sands China’s donation is part of the company’s pledge to donate MOP 5 million toward Macao’s novel coronavirus relief effort and is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.