When the COVID-19 pandemic forced temporary closures of casinos across the United States in March 2020, MGM Resorts International (MGM) pledged $1 million to establish an emergency relief fund for its workforce. With the help of an outpouring of generous donations to the fund, including donations from MGM executives and residency performers, the fund provided more than $14 million in economic aid to MGM employees impacted by casino closures, which equaled more than 19,000 bills paid for MGM employees.
MGM also stepped up to help needy families in the communities it serves. From Atlantic City to Mississippi, Detroit, and Maryland, MGM properties donated nearly half a million pounds of food—equivalent to 400,000 meals—to food banks, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other charitable organizations. MGM Springfield also partnered with Link to Libraries to provide 1,000 books to children in Springfield, MA whose school year was suddenly cut short.
MGM also recognized the tireless work of the healthcare system during the pandemic and used its vast resources and supply chain to donate and distribute healthcare resources like COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment (PPE).
MGM’s Mandalay Bay property in Las Vegas used its refrigeration units to help the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force ship and store 250,000 COVID-19 rapid tests, while MGM Springfield and MGM National harbor provided PPE, sleeping cots, and outdoor heaters to local first responders.
MGM has demonstrated its commitment to its employees and the communities it operates in by lending a helping hand in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Read more about MGM’s efforts here.