WYNN LAS VEGAS DONATES OVER 7,000 MEALS TO LOCAL CHARITIES
LAS VEGAS (April 23, 2020) – Wynn Las Vegas is continuing its community outreach by once again partnering with local charities to donate meals to individuals and families who are food insecure. Beginning April 23, the resort will supply 1,032 total meals per day to Share Village, U.S. Vets, Ronald McDonald House and The Shade Tree for one week.
"We are honored and humbled to receive the meals that are being prepared by the Wynn chefs and staff," said Arnold Stalk, Founder of Share Village Las Vegas. "On behalf of our over 700 Veterans and their families, we would like to thank the Wynn for this showing of humanitarian compassion."
From assisting veterans to families with children in the hospital to sheltering women and children in crisis, each charity provides resources to hundreds of people in need every day. Over the course of the week, Wynn will donate a total of $36,120 in meals to these organizations.
"It is a privilege to take part in a small act that has a significant impact on our neighbors in need" said Mark LoRusso, executive chef of Costa di Mare. "Preparing nutritious meals has given us the opportunity to both engage with our community and work as a team to make a difference one meal at a time."
Since temporarily closing the resort in March, the Wynn Las Vegas food and beverage team has committed to preparing 21,000 total meals for charitable organizations across the valley including 14,000 meals for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.
About Wynn Resorts Covid-19 Relief Efforts
Wynn Resorts is committed to supporting its home communities impacted by Covid-19 with relief efforts that fill financial and supply chain gaps where it matters the most. To date, The Company has procured and donated more than $2.8 million worth of financial aid, personal protective equipment, food and prepared meals, and essential cleaning and hygiene supplies to dozens of health care facilities and local nonprofit organizations throughout Las Vegas and Boston. This includes more than 245,000 N95 respirator masks, 730,000 surgical masks, and 560,000 pairs of medical gloves to hospitals, nursing homes, and law enforcement agencies; $125,000 in funds and $950,000 worth of food including 21,000 prepared meals to local food banks; and $100,000 in funds to domestic violence shelters.
Most recently, the Company launched its new Virtual Volunteer program, an innovative digital platform that connects more than 15,000 Wynn employees under stay-at-home orders to hundreds of online volunteer opportunities. The donation and volunteer strategies follow an extensive financial protection plan implemented by Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox that ensures all Wynn employees in North America will continue to receive their full wage, including their average tip, through May 15, 2020.
For more on Wynn Resorts ongoing Covid-19 relief efforts and additional health and safety measures please visit www.WynnInfo.com.
Deanna Pettit-Irestone, Wynn Las Vegas