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MGM Resorts Employees Support Community Programs
More than 350 employees from MGM Resorts International pledged 2,000 hours of volunteer work for "Make a Difference Day" last month. The effort helped nonprofit organizations serve the communities in which the company operates. Community improvement activities included planting trees, cleaning graffiti, and feeding the homeless.
The volunteer program of MGM Resorts involves 24 different volunteer activities. Some of the local nonprofit organizations with whom the company has partnered for these programs include Blind Center of Nevada, the Clark County Graffiti Abatement Program, Habitat for Humanity, the National Park Service, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, and Springs Preserve.
Employees of MGM Resorts regularly volunteer at community events throughout the year, throughout the country. In 2012, employees have already helped more than 820 nonprofit organizations meet their community needs and logged more than 73,000 volunteer hours.
The volunteer efforts of MGM Resorts employees contribute significantly to improve the reputation of Nevada in the area of volunteerism. Nevada ranks near the lowest at 50 out of 51 states and D.C. for its citizen volunteer rate, as per the results of a study conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service. MGM Resorts International believes that the collective efforts of its employees will help improve this ranking.
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, said: "As a socially responsible corporation, and a leader in the hospitality industry, we are inspired to extend our service well beyond the four walls of our properties and into our communities through volunteerism. We fervently believe that the health of our company is inextricably entwined with the health of the communities in which we have the privilege of operating."
Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of MGM Resorts International, said: "Volunteering and giving back is important all year long, but "Make A Difference Day" gives us an opportunity to really come together as a Company with local charities to become a positive force for change in our communities."
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