Adelson, casino resorts form $4 million fund for Vegas victims

Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson creates $4 million fund for victims of Las Vegas massacre.

David Rosenberg,

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
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Days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers outside of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing 59 and wounding hundreds more, Jewish philanthropist and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson announced the formation of a $4 million relief fund for the victims of the largest mass shooting on American soil.

The fund will include donations from Adelson and his wife, Miriam, via the Adelson Family Foundation, as well as from the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a casino and resort operating company founded by Sheldon Adelson, who currently serves as the company’s CEO.

Half of the money will be provided via the Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s charitable program, Sands Cares, while the remaining $2 million will be provided by the Adelson Family Foundation.

The joint venture offers, among other things, accommodations for shooting victims and their families, food and supplies for blood donors, and grief counseling.

Earlier this week, Adelson met with President Trump to discuss the massacre and ways to help the survivors of the attack.




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