Sands China announced today it is donating MOP 1.65 million to 33 elderly centres and rehabilitation centres identified by the Macao Social Welfare Bureau. This will go to assist against the spread of 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 centres – will receive MOP 50,000 that will be used for cleaning and sanitising the centres and for purchasing hygiene products for additional preventive measures.
“Sands China is pleased to be able to use our coronavirus relief fund to assist Macau’s elderly homes and rehabilitation centres in keeping their residents and service users safe and healthy,” said Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China. “We are grateful to the Social Welfare Bureau for their efficient coordination, assistance and support, and we hope all in Macau 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 Macau’s novel coronavirus relief effort, and is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Photo caption: Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China, presents a ceremonial cheque for MOP 1.65 million to representatives from some of the 33 elderly centres and rehabilitation centres identified by the Macao Social Welfare Bureau. The presentation was witnessed by Hon Wai, acting director of the Social Welfare Bureau.