Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Adelson Family Foundation said Thursday that they have established a $4 million relief fund in memory of those who lost their lives in Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
Sands Cares, the global corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands, and the Adelson Family Foundation, the charitable entity of Dr. Miriam Adelson and Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson, each will contribute $2 million to organizations providing aid to victims and their families. The money also will support crisis and disaster response.
A gunman opened fire Sunday night from a Mandalay Bay hotel room, killing at least 58 and wounding 489 at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.
“No amount of financial resources will erase this terrible tragedy or bring back those who lost their lives because of it,” the Adelsons said in a statement. “To honor the memories of those lost, we must help rebuild the lives of people impacted and provide much-needed support to the organizations helping in that effort.”
In addition to the fund, Las Vegas Sands has provided in-kind facility and hotel rooms for victims and displaced hotel guests, and food and water for blood donors.
“Las Vegas is our home and on behalf of every single Las Vegas Sands team member and the Adelson family, we pledge to do everything we can to bring our community together, provide support for the victims and their families, and ensure Las Vegas remains the strong and vibrant city it has always been,” the Adelson family said.
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