September 1, 2017 - 8:10 pm
Wynn Resorts is donating $7.5 million to aid disaster relief efforts in Macau and Houston, the gaming company announced Friday.
“It is a very sad and tragic coincidence that in two major cities where we have our employees and customers – Macau, in the People’s Republic of China, and Houston, Texas — tragedy struck within a few days of each other,” Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn said in a statement.
Employees’ homes in Macau were damaged in the typhoon that hit Aug. 23. Many employees, along with “customers who were caught in the grip of the typhoon,” suffered, Wynn said in the statement. In Texas, many Wynn Resorts’ customers and business associates experienced Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.
“These events, 8,000 miles apart, have affected the lives of our employees and our friends in both cities, and we have felt compelled to help in some small way,” Wynn said.
In Macau, Wynn Resorts will contribute $3.75 million to help families and local businesses. The company also will continue volunteer efforts, which started with Wynn employees distributing water and supplies and now involves cleaning up and helping rebuild affected neighborhoods.
In Houston, Texas, another $3.75 million dollars in aid has been committed to help people affected by the hurricane, the company said.