(JTA) — Billionaire casino magnate and 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 on Thursday.
“No amount of financial resources will erase this terrible tragedy or bring back those who lost their lives because of it. 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,” said a statement from the Adelsons.
The shooting attack on a country music festival on Oct. 1 from a hotel room at Mandalay Bay hotel on the Strip left 59 people dead and more than 500 wounded. The gunman killed himself as police closed in on the hotel room from where he shot at the crowd.