The casino operator revealed that it will help with US$3 million to help reach the US$10 million goal set for the victims of the shooting.
US.- MGM Resorts International decided to donate US$3 million to the fund that will help the victims of the shooting that took place in Las Vegas. This contribution has now reached approximately US$8.5 million, whilst the target is US$10 million.
Las Vegas lived a dark night on Sunday when a man fired at a crowd in the Strip, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 500. Casinos were also financially hit by the massacre as their stocks have dropped since the attack. The casino operator, which currently owns the the Mandalay Bay Hotel, is also providing other services for the victims and families of the incident.
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts, said: “There are simply no words to express our grief and outrage over this senseless and horrific attack on our community. Yet in this devastating time, we are inspired. From the heroic stories of victims on the ground who placed the safety of strangers and loved ones before themselves, to the incredible bravery of first responders who rushed in when others were rushing out and who surely lessened the damage, to the knowledge of so many good and incomplete works done by those we lost – we are collectively drawing strength and faith to meet the difficult days ahead.”
Moreover, he added that the donation is set to help make a different to those who suffered the shooting. “We also wish to recognise the awesome contributions of first responders, not just here in Las Vegas but around the US, who give so completely of themselves when disaster strikes. On behalf of our Las Vegas community, I wish to say thank you to our global community who remind us from moment to moment that we are not alone,” he added.