Melco has announced a MOP 5 million donation for the set up of the Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need in collaboration with Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM).
The fund will support members of the community with unstable incomes who are particularly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Target beneficiaries of the fund donation include workers and self-employed persons such as taxi drivers, coach drivers and tour guides, their families and more.
“Currently, many workers are faced with reduced income as a result of the coronavirus and are in dire need of assistance to combat increased pressures on their livelihood. In response, Melco and the Macao Federation of Trade Unions have set up the Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need with the objective to help affected families,” said Lee Chong Cheng, President of the Macao Federation of Trade Union.
Lawrence Ho, Chairman & CEO of Melco, also added, “Melco stands hand in hand with the local community through these particularly difficult times. Our thoughts and concerns go to those families and persons affected by recent events, and we are grateful for the help of Macao Federation of Trade Unions for working with us and the community to fight against the virus.”
The Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need will be distributed by the Macao Federation of Trade Unions and application details will be announced in due course by FAOM. Together with FAOM, Melco will identify eligible beneficiaries and distribute the funds.
This donation follows Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s HK$20 million donation to Wuhan and Hubei to help curb the outbreak of COVID-19.