MOP 2 million donation to help restore damaged elderly home
MACAO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands China Ltd. presented a cheque for just over MOP 2 million to Macau Holy House of Mercy Tuesday to help with the cost of restoring its elderly home, which was severely damaged when Typhoon Hato tore through Macao in August.
Sands China Ltd. President Dr. Wilfred Wong and Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Affairs Winnie Wong presented the cheque to Macau Holy House of Mercy President Antonio Jose de Freitas, member of the Fraternity's Board of Trustees Bruno Nunes, and doctor of the elderly home Rogerio A. dos Santos Tuesday at the elderly home. While there, Dr. Wong had a chance to meet some of the elderly residents, and received a tour of the damaged areas that will be restored with the help of Sands China's donation.
"Macao is still recovering from the devastation of Typhoon Hato, so it is important that we continue to assist the community where we can," said Dr. Wong. "Macau Holy House of Mercy has a rich history of providing important charitable services to the community, and it is Sands China's pleasure to contribute to the restoration of its elderly home."
Freitas said, "Sands China has been a long-time supporter of Macau Holy House of Mercy, and we are very grateful for their ongoing support. This donation will be of critical importance in helping us restore our elderly home back to a suitable condition for its residents."
Typhoon Hato caused extensive damage to Macau Holy House of Mercy's elderly home, including major structural damage to its roof. The donation from Sands China will help cover repair costs that include:
- Rebuilding and repainting the rooftop
- Restoring water-damaged ceilings and walls, and fixing leaks
- Repairing or replacing fans and exhaust pipes, and fixing water leakage issues
- Repairing all wall cracks on the building exterior, and repainting
- Installing new water outlets and pipes
- Covering insurance fees for construction
- Hiring professional anti-leakage inspection services
Sands China's post-typhoon disaster relief efforts in the community began in the immediate aftermath of the storm and remain ongoing, with some projects expected to carry forward into next year.
The company's community work is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao's transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS).
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A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the corporate giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company's philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, team member volunteerism and in-kind support. The Sands Cares programme seeks to make an impact on its team members and those working in the hospitality industry, the communities where the company operates, and the planet.
Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands China Care Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; the Sands China Academy, focused on team member training and development, and the professional development of Macao locals; and Sands ECO360, the global sustainability strategy of LVS which guides the company's environmental sustainability initiatives worldwide.
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