Melco Resorts and Entertainment has announced yet another community support initiative, this time working with community partners Macao Daily News and Women’s General Association of Macau to drive public awareness and wellbeing with MOP3 million donation.
The funds will be used for the purchase of surgical face masks by the Women’s General Association of Macau, as well as an allowance scheme to help families impacted by the new strain of Coronavirus, in particular single mothers and those that have children with special needs.
With Macao Daily News, Melco is supporting the media group’s efforts in producing an extensive online video series promoting personal and public hygiene and wellness. Titled “Healthy Macao: Essential Tips for Combatting Illness” the series covers topical information on issues such as ways to identify symptoms of COVID-19, how to wear tie-on surgical masks safely and effectively, best bathroom hygiene practices, choosing household disinfectants, and stretches for maintaining physical health and wellbeing.
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco, said: “Melco is fully committed to supporting the local community through these particularly difficult times. We thank Women’s General Association of Macau for continuously supporting the realization of Melco’s objectives as a responsible corporate citizen, this time helping to extend our care and concern to local women and families. To further publicize the government’s Coronavirus prevention appeal, we are pleased to support Macao Daily News’ efforts to generate and heighten hygiene awareness among the community. I believe that together with the Macau SAR government and our community partners, we will overcome the virus as an ever-stronger and more united community.”
Lam Yuen Mui, President of Women’s General Association of Macau, said: “The Women’s General Association of Macau has served as a bridge between the government and the local community since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus through our efforts to prevent and combat its spread. We are grateful for Melco’s support at this critical time as we fight the virus together, which enables the Association to extend care and concern to local families, especially for women and children, in need. Melco’s support showcases the company’s dedication to social responsibility and its commitment to the community. The Association will continue to work with the government to protect community members from all walks of life, as we join hands with the whole of Macau to contribute towards a healthy and beautiful city.”
Melco’s announcement follows the company’s recent donations to help curb the outbreak of COVID-19, including a HK$20 million donation to Wuhan and Hubei in collaboration with the Macao SAR Government and Red Cross Society of China Hubei Branch, and a MOP 5 million donation for the local Macau community to set up a Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need in partnership with Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM).