Sands Cares 2022 contributions include new funding for ACDC’s HAPI Medical Center and continued support for its language bank serving AAPI communities
LA VEGAS, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) today announced that it will donate $175,000 to the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC), extending the company’s partnership with the leading nonprofit serving Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Southern Nevada.
Sands’ contributions will go to two important capacity building initiatives: $100,000 support ACDC’s efforts to establish the new Healthy Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) Medical Center to provide essential healthcare services to the AAPI community, and $75,000 will continue to support ACDC’s Language Bank and Language Helpline, which facilitates connections to essential social services for AAPI residents in Southern Nevada.
Support from Sands Medical Center enables ACDC to access a critical matching grant that brings the nonprofit organization closer to opening the facility, which will provide quality healthcare services to underserved populations. serviced, uninsured and underinsured of the Las Vegas Valley, while removing language barriers. members of the AAPI community in seeking medical care. The medical center builds on the resources that ACDC has offered to AAPI communities in Southern Nevada since 2015, including helping residents register to vote and register for health insurance, facilitating food and rental assistance, and providing other emergency services such as testing COVID-19 and vaccinations.
“Sands’ partnership has been extremely valuable in helping ACDC advance some of our highest priority initiatives,” said Vida Lin, founder and president of the ACDC. “Sands was a major factor in bringing our language bank and hotline online last year, allowing us to leverage services in the language to connect people to resources during the onslaught of the pandemic in 2021. Sands new funding for the Language Bank and our new Medical Center further expands the language services we can offer the community, especially as we bring the Medical Center closer to its completion and are able to provide high quality medical care in a safe and supportive space that is culturally and linguistically accessible.
Funding for ACDC comes from Sands Cares, the company’s community engagement program, and builds on Sands Cares’ contributions to ACDC in 2021. Sands’ donation kicked off the fundraising campaign for the organization to establish the API Language Link, which aims to break down language barriers between non-English speakers and social service providers by recruiting and training a team of language specialists to support members of the AAPI community with fluency limited English to navigating the social services infrastructure. ACDC’s Language Link API is available in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Pohnpeian, Shanghainese, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Thai, and Vietnamese.
“ACDC provides a range of vital programs that improve the well-being of AAPI communities in Southern Nevadaas well as the champions of these groups throughout the state of Nevada,” mentioned Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs, who leads the company’s corporate responsibility. “Beyond supporting critical services provided by ACDC, we are engaging with the planned HAPI Medical Center and Language Bank, as these initiatives align closely with our Sands Cares focus areas of building capacity of our nonprofit partners to serve the community and remove systemic barriers among underrepresented groups.
Sands Cares’ support of ACDC is one of many engagements with various community organizations. Through these efforts, Sands aims to propel key programmatic initiatives that reduce and remove barriers and ensure civic representation among all populations. Since 2020, Sands has contributed to local and national nonprofits that serve diverse communities, including the ACDC, National Urban League, 100 Black Men Las Vegas, National Hispanic Institute, and LGTBQ Center of Southern Nevadaamong others.
As part of its partnership with the ACDC, Sands Cares will be one of the main sponsors of the ACDC 1st May Run for rice/Walk for well-being 5K – the organization’s first annual charity run/walk to raise funds to establish the new HAPI Medical Center. The event will take place on the College of Southern Nevada Charleston campus and is open to the public. Interested attendees can register or donate at https://www.mightycause.com/event/Ricerun2022.
About Sands (NYSE:LVS)
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About the Asian Community Development Council
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan volunteer organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. ACDC’s mission is to enhance the general welfare and education of Pacific Islander Asian Americans and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Some of the services offered by the ACDC include: voter education, health insurance registration assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (flu and COVID-19 ), Food Distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp and GraduAsian.
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