Restored Holy House of Mercy Elderly Home Unveils Plaque



(Macao, March 14, 2018) – Macau Holy House of Mercy unveiled a plaque at its elderly home Wednesday in recognition of Sands China’s assistance after Typhoon Hato.

The August storm caused extensive damage to the elderly home, including major structural damage to its roof. A donation of just over MOP 2 million from Sands China in December helped cover the costs of repairing the facility; restoration work is now complete.

“We are very grateful to Sands China for its generous contribution, which allowed us to repair the damage to our elderly home after the typhoon,” said Macau Holy House of Mercy President Antonio José de Freitas. “The residents are happy to have their home restored to a suitable condition, and we wanted to commemorate the occasion by mounting a plaque as an expression of our appreciation.”

Freitas gave an inspection tour of the roof to Sands China Ltd. President Dr. Wilfred Wong, who later unveiled the plaque with Freitas.

Dr. Wong said: “Sands China is pleased to have been able to offer assistance to Macau Holy House of Mercy after Typhoon Hato. It’s wonderful to see the elderly home back in order, and our appreciation goes out to Holy House of Mercy for the valuable service they provide to society. We are humbled by the kind gesture of mounting a plaque honouring our company.”

The donation from Sands China helped cover repair costs that included:
•    Rebuilding and repainting the rooftop
•    Restoring water-damaged ceilings and walls, and fixing leaks
•    Repairing or replacing fans and exhaust pipes, and fixing water leakage issues
•    Repairing all wall cracks on the building exterior, and repainting
•    Installing new water outlets and pipes
•    Covering insurance fees for construction
•    Hiring professional anti-leakage inspection services

Sands China’s post-typhoon disaster relief efforts in the community began in the immediate aftermath of the storm and remain ongoing. The company has pledged to donate a total of MOP 30 million to support Macao’s typhoon disaster relief, with another MOP 35 million in aid pledged by the Adelson Family Foundation.

Sands China’s community work is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

 


Photo caption: Sands China Ltd. President Dr. Dr. Wilfred Wong (left, both photos) and Macau Holy House of Mercy President Antonio José de Freitas (right, both photos)
unveil a plaque at a ceremony Wednesday at Macau Holy House of Mercy’s elderly home, in recognition of Sands China’s assistance after Typhoon Hato.
Sands China’s MOP 2 million donation helped cover the costs of repairing the facility, which suffered extensive damage, including major structural damage to its roof.


Photo caption: Before and after photos show Sands China Ltd. President Dr. Wilfred Wong and Macau Holy House of Mercy President Antonio José de Freitas
inspecting the typhoon-damaged roof of Macau Holy House of Mercy’s elderly homeon Dec. 12 (left) and the restored roof on Wednesday (right). Repairs to the roof
and interior of the facility were made possible with the help of a MOP 2 million donation from Sands China.

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About Sands China Ltd. 
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

For more information, please visit
https://www.sandschina.com/.

Sands Cares
A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the corporate giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, team member volunteerism and in-kind support. The Sands Cares programme seeks to make an impact on its team members and those working in the hospitality industry, the communities where the company operates, and the planet.

Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands China Care Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; the Sands China Academy, focused on team member training and development, and the professional development of Macao locals; and Sands ECO360, the global sustainability strategy of LVS which guides the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com and https://www.sandschina.com/.