MGM Resorts International Donates $250,000 to Help Build Nevada’s First Fisher House for Military Families
The Fisher House will be built on the site of the new Southern Nevada Veterans Administration Medical Center in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, November 11, 2014 – A longstanding supporter of U.S. military personnel, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has pledged $250,000 to the Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) to help build the state’s first Fisher House for military families.
The Fisher House will be built on the site of the Southern Nevada VA Medical Center, and at no cost will house families of patients receiving care at the medical center.
“This donation was totally unexpected,” says Perry Di Loreto, Chairman of NMSA. “We are grateful to MGM Resorts for this outpouring of generosity, which further validates the importance of this project to our military personnel and for our community.”
The Fisher House in Las Vegas will feature 16 suites with private bedrooms and baths. Additionally, the house will include a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with library, and toys for children.
“On this Veterans Day, and every day, this donation is one of the ways we can show our veterans and their families how much we appreciate the sacrifices they have made,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “It is critically important for our company, and a key component of our culture, to take care of our veterans and their families as a thank you for their service to our country.”
There are 67 Fisher Houses located throughout the United States. Nevada, however, is the only state with a major military installation—such as Nellis Air Force Base—that does not have a Fisher House.
Working toward a 2015 opening, NMSA is seeking an additional $1 million to complete the Nevada Fisher House project.
For information on how you can support Nevada’s Fisher House, please visit: www.nvmilitarysupport.org.
The mission of the Nevada Military Support Alliance is to organize and promote the recognition and support of Nevada’s Men and Women of our Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity, the NMSA has disbursed more than $2,000,000.00 in financial support and assistance to the families of fallen Nevada Heroes, veterans, and numerous Nevada Soldiers and their families. In addition to giving comfort, resources, awareness and driving so¬lutions, the Nevada Military Support Alliance stands ready to assist the military members within our state, whenever called upon. Your generous contributions, involvement, support, and sponsorship will help us to provide a new level of assistance for Nevada military personnel in the years to come.
About MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations.