Las Vegas Property Group Donates Two Million Face Masks and More for Coronavirus Relief (Video)
The Venetian's property group, Las Vegas Sands, has been making massive donations across the country.
The Venetian Resort, along with its property group Las Vegas Sands, announced they will donate more than two million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to medical professionals in Nevada and New York.
One million masks will be distributed throughout Nevada and another million will go to New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S, according to a Las Vegas Sands Corp. press release shared with Travel + Leisure. Another 20,000 protective suits will go to healthcare workers, first responders and nonprofits in Nevada and New York.
Already, the resort has donated 1,900 coronavirus test kits to the state of Nevada. They’ve also donated more than $250,000 to food banks and community programs in Las Vegas. The Center in Las Vegas, which funds crisis programming for the LGBTQ community, received a $5,000 donation, matched by an anonymous donor.
"Hopefully our donations will help protect people on the front lines so they can continue their invaluable work, and we can start to see the numbers of people affected begin to diminish," Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson said in a statement. "Our properties in Las Vegas may be empty right now, but our hearts are full of hope for the future. The determination and courage I have seen in our Team Members, which I know is the same throughout this country, gives me every confidence we will get through this unprecedented crisis."
The resort’s community outreach delivered thousands of meals to vulnerable families in the Las Vegas Valley, 55,000 bottles of water and 150 cases of dry food to community organizations, more than two semi-trucks’ worth of food to a local food bank, and 20,000 hygiene kits to Communities in Schools.
All of the good deeds are in addition to what’s happening inside the company’s buildings, including The Venetian, The Palazzo and Venezia towers. All employees are receiving full pay through the state-mandated closure through April 30. And the windows of The Venetian tower are illuminated to spell out the word “LOVE” until guests are able to return.