LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Sands has delivered 2 million masks to healthcare workers to help the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
A plane carrying masks made stops in New York and Las Vegas Thursday for the much-needed deliveries, according to Las Vegas Sands social media.
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At each stop, one million masks were unloaded.
The masks in Nevada are for the COVID-19 task force, as that team will distribute the items to healthcare workers and first responders.
“Getting personal protection equipment to our health-care professionals and first responders in Nevada and New York, the epicenter of this crisis, is critical to keeping those brave folks safe, while making sure they can do their jobs to aid our most vulnerable citizens. I am grateful we can leverage our resources to get these donations to the front lines, and we send them with the best wishes of our company and team members," said Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson.
In total, Sands has donated more than 2.5 million pieces of personal protection equipment to Nevada, New York, California and Massachusetts.
The company also said it donated 1,900 coronavirus test kits and is in the process of donating 20,000 protective suits to Nevada.