USA – A hotel and casino complex located in Metro Center, Springfield, Massachusetts; MGM Springfield, has today announced that, despite being closed, it has lent a hand to the people of Springfield, a city in the state of Massachusetts, by donating cots and heaters to help against the Coronavirus pandemic battle.
According to reports in the region, MGM Springfield, which opened two years ago and is the first resort casino in the Commonwealth, donated 16 outdoor heaters and 160 cots to help supply a new homeless tent triage facility operation in Springfield.
Current mayor of Springfield Domenic Sarno, who was first elected in 2007 and has won re-election three times, thanked the gaming corporation and said:
“If a homeless person tests positive where are they going to go. When Baystate, Mercy and friends of the homeless reached out in crisis mode with our homeless population very vulnerable, we put together these state of the art homeless triage tents. It doesn’t cost me a dime. The private community has stepped up, and that really warms my heart.”
In response, president of MGM Springfield Chris Kelly said:
“We are a strong community, but this is a challenging time, and MGM Springfield will continue to do what we can to support those impacted and those on the front line.”
MGM Springfield is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. The complex contains a gaming area surrounded by a parking garage, hotel, spa, movie theatre, restaurants, and shops. The 125,000-square-foot casino features 2,550 slots, 120 table games, a high-limit room, and a poker room with 23 tables.