USA – American global casino operator and hospitality company MGM Resorts International, has today announced that it is helping alleviate shortages in supplies and support for local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A broad range of donations and initiatives have been put in place to provide ‘urgent logistical support to help manage supply shortages of critical items’.
Bill Hornbuckle of MGM Resorts International commented:
“We are leveraging the resources of our company to make a difference by delivering much-needed support and product where it is most required. We are committed to providing relief to medical staff and others who are on the front line of this global battle against COVID-19 as well as the volunteer organizations on the ground serving local communities. We are fully mobilized and doing all we can to support as many people as possible during this difficult time.”
According to reports, the firm has donated large refrigeration and freezer units to medical centres for the storage of vital items such as Coronavirus test kits. In addition, the Nevada based hospitality and entertainment company is rallying around many of its corporate entities to ensure maximum help at such a crucial time in world history.
MGM Resorts is ‘working closely with MGM Macau to source and ship much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in Nevada, including 200,000 gloves and 261,000 gowns’.
Stacey Taylor and Jyoti Chopra, also of MGM Resorts said:
“We have been working closely with the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force to identify current pressing needs. By leveraging our supply chain, we can help source critical items that are in high demand… We are closely monitoring COVID-19 pandemic developments through the lens of how we can help people on the ground during this crisis, at local, regional, national and global levels. Our model is predicated on public-private-partnerships to deliver goods and services, on scale, where it matters most so that we can embrace humanity and protect our planet.”
The news comes just 24 hours after it was reported that 81 people had died from Covid-19 in Nevada, a rise of 10 from the previous day and more than 2300 cases of the virus had been confirmed.
Reportedly, health officials in the region are predicting that the first wave peak of the disease in Las Vegas is expected around mid April.