Thursday, August 18, 2022

Sands assists NGOs with post-typhoon transportation support


In the aftermath of recent typhoons, Sands China has been contributing toward various disaster relief efforts including transportation, technical and professional support, SME support and long-term assistance.

Among these efforts, the company is providing continued assistance to Macao non governmental organizations, assisting Caritas Macau, Macau Special Olympics (MSO), and the Association of Parents of the People with Intellectual Disabilities of Macau with prompt transportation support to help them maintain their essential operations, including the purchase of new vehicles to replace damaged ones.

Caritas Macau

Sands China is providing three 7-seater vans with drivers for Caritas Macau’s Good Take Express, which provides accessible transport services for the elderly, those suffering from chronic illness, and people with reduced-mobility with trips between home and hospital so they won’t need to reschedule medical appointments.

Macau Special Olympics

To assist MSO students, the company is providing three buses with drivers and one van to transport MSO members to school – relieving working parents from the difficult burden of having to figure out daytime arrangements for their children while MSO’s buses undergo repair work. Association of Parents of the People with Intellectual Disabilities of Macau

Two buses and drivers are also being provided for the Association of Parents of the People with Intellectual Disabilities of Macau, helping the association to continue to provide support and assistance to its members, allowing them to continue taking advantage of their learning opportunities by transporting them to class and day care.

Sands China will continue these interim services as needed. Meanwhile, the company has also donated MOP 250,000 (US$31,000) to each of the organizations for their emergency use, such as for the repair of typhoon-damaged service vehicles. The company has also pledged to replace the organizations’ damaged vehicles.

Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., said: “Our hearts continue to be with the Macao community as we work together to recover from these typhoons. We are a resilient community, and Sands China is happy to do its part to assist with relief efforts and help community organizations get back to providing essential services to their members.”

Sands China’s relief efforts are part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

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