Adel­sons set up fund for Ve­gas vic­tims

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS -

Bil­lion­aire phi­lan­thropist Shel­don Adel­son and his doc­tor wife, Miriam, and Adel­son’s Las Ve­gas Sands Corp. have es­tab­lished a $4 mil­lion re­lief fund in mem­ory of the vic­tims of the mass shoot­ing on the Las Ve­gas Strip.

Half the money will come from the Sands Cares cor­po­rate giv­ing pro­gram and the other half from the Adel­son Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. The money will be con­trib­uted to or­ga­ni­za­tions pro­vid­ing aid to vic­tims and their fam­i­lies, and to sup­port cri­sis and dis­as­ter re­sponse, the Adel­son-owned daily Las Ve­gas Re­view Jour­nal re­ported. The fund was an­nounced last week.

“No amount of fi­nan­cial re­sources will erase this ter­ri­ble tragedy or bring back those who lost their lives be­cause of it,” a state­ment from the Adel­sons said. “To honor the mem­o­ries of those lost, we must help re­build the lives of peo­ple im­pacted and pro­vide much-needed sup­port to the or­ga­ni­za­tions help­ing in that ef­fort.

“Las Ve­gas is our home and on be­half of ev­ery sin­gle Las Ve­gas Sands team mem­ber and the Adel­son fam­ily, we pledge to do ev­ery­thing we can to bring our com­mu­nity to­gether, pro­vide sup­port for the vic­tims and their fam­i­lies, and en­sure Las Ve­gas re­mains the strong and vi­brant city it has al­ways been.”

The Oc­to­ber 1 shoot­ing at­tack on a coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val from a ho­tel room at the Man­dalay Bay ho­tel left 59 peo­ple dead and more than 500 wounded. The gun­man killed him­self as po­lice closed in on the room from where he shot at the crowd.

Days af­ter the at­tack, the Adel­sons met with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump at the White House, where they dis­cussed how to help the vic­tims of the shoot­ing. ( JTA)

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