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COVID-19 Industry Response

No act is too small.

Local communities need our support now more than ever. Even as meetings are being cancelled, industry professionals – here and across the globe – are going above and beyond to give back. From donating food and health supplies to venue space and funds for community-based organizations, our industry is demonstrating resilience and empathy.

If you have not already, we hope you will commit to supporting your community in a way that makes sense for you and your organization during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our map below demonstrates the actions taken by our industry, to date. Act now to continue the effort and send a powerful message not only to others in the industry but also to policymakers, business leaders, members of the media and the American public.

United States


Maricopa Arizona, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Donates 15,000 Pounds of Food

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino donated 15,000 pounds of food to the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which will be distributed to the Community’s elders and families in need.

Organization: Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino



Anaheim California, United States

Disney Parks Donates Food, Rain Ponchos and N95 Masks to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Disney Parks donated 150,000 rain ponchos and more than 100,000 N95 masks to hospitals and medical professional in need across the country to help combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. Disneyland and Disney World also donated excess food to food banks in their local communities in Florida and California.

Organization: Disney Parks

Palm Springs

Palm Springs California, United States

Greater Palm Springs CVB Launches Online Community Coronavirus Resources to Keep Seniors Safe

The Greater Palm Springs CVB has taken a leadership role for the region, sharing critical information and updates beyond their 2,000 hospitality businesses. After launching a Coronavirus resource page, the team created several microsites including a Seniors First page to help keep the local community’s senior residents safe by highlighting special store hours for seniors and other at-risk customers.

Organization: Greater Palm Springs CVB

San Diego

San Diego California, United States

Hospitality and Events Fight Back (HEFB-20)

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, several organizations in the meeting and event industry have come together to create the initiative Hospitality and Events Fight Back (HEFB-20), in an effort to support the health community through public-private partnerships and brand diplomacy. They built a call center to assist organizations who seek to connect directly with vetted suppliers and resources to manage COVID-19 response initiatives through logistics support.

Organization: Hospitality and Events Fight Back

San Diego California, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah's Resort Southern California Donates More Than 8,000 Pounds of Food

Harrah's Resort Southern California donated more than 8,000 pounds of produce and refrigerated items to the San Diego Food Bank, as well as 805 pounds to The Foundry Escondido.

Organization: Harrah's Resort Southern California

San Francisco

San Francisco California, United States

Airbnb Provides Free Stays to 100,000 COVID-19 Frontline Responders

Airbnb is partnering with hosts to connect 100,000 healthcare staff and first responders with places to stay that allow them to be close to their patients — and safely distanced from their own families.

Organization: Airbnb


Temecula California, United States

Pechanga Resort Casino Donates Nearly $100,000 Worth of Food to Local Charities

Pechanga donated $100,000 worth of food to three charities in Riverside County that regularly support disadvantaged and homeless people in the region who have been even harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Organization: Pechanga Resort Casino



Uncasville Connecticut, United States

Cody Chapman

Mohegan Sun Donates Food and PPE

Since Mohegan Sun’s temporary closure began on March 17th 2020 (reopened June 1st, 2020), several donations to the local community and region have been made by Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribe. The amount of food donated in the last couple of weeks is in excess of $100,000. This includes several team member initiatives as well.

Two truckloads of food (equivalent to nearly 15,000 meals) that included fruit, vegetables, dairy products and other perishable food items were donated to Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Bank. This perishable food was then combined with other food donations and shared amongst a network of 60 plus traditional pantries across Southeastern Connecticut and United Way of Southeastern CT’s mobile food pantries. Mohegan Sun has enjoyed a long and impactful partnership with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. Pallets of Fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products also made their way to the The Salvation Army upon initial temporary closure of Mohegan Sun. This food assisted hundreds families that our regional Salvation Army services (CT & RI). Mohegan Sun delivered an additional 1,100+ pounds of food to The Salvation Army’s food pantry in Hartford, CT. Surplus food from Mohegan Sun’s dining outlets was also delivered to The Montville Senior Center in March as well in addition to 800 rolls of toilet paper. The Mohegan Tribe also provided 10,000 grocery bags to Foodshare, which is a regional foodbank that serves Connecticut's Hartford and Tolland Counties.

In terms of PPE, Mohegan Tribal leadership donated 100 cases (40,000 total) of safety nitrile gloves to the State of Connecticut on March 24th as well as two cases of N95 masks. Yale New Haven Health’s Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut also received 80 N95 masks from the Mohegan Tribe in addition to 30 cots and 1,200 pre-washed sheets. Additional donations included shower caps to New York hospitals and cases of water to the Montville Fire Department. Mohegan Sun also partnered with WFSB-TV (CT) & Masks for CT for an event in May where 70,000 protective masks were given away.

Organization: Mohegan Sun

District Of Columbia


Washington District Of Columbia, United States

Events DC Creates an $18 Million Fund for Hospitality Aid

Events DC, Washington DC’s official convention and sports authority, created an $18 million hospitality and tourism relief package to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative is designed to provide emergency funding to help DC’s local hospitality and tourism industry that is in dire need of immediate support. The relief package will provide support to restaurants, hotels and undocumented workers in Washington, DC.

Organization: Events DC

Washington District Of Columbia, United States

AHLA's Hospitality for Hope Initiative

More than 15,000 hotels across the country have signed up for an initiative by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) called “Hospitality for Hope,” which matches emergency and healthcare workers with hotel properties that have offered to provide temporary housing as the COVID-19 public health crisis grows. The program will primarily focuses on housing for the healthcare community but some hotels could potentially be used as “Alternative Care Sites” such as an emergency hospital or place for those quarantined to stay if needed.

Organization: American Hotel and Lodging Association



Miami Florida, United States

Stephanie Figueroa

Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches Miami Salutes Initiative to Recognize Front-line Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau launched an initiative called Miami Salutes to show support for the heroic work of front-line and first responders during the COVID-19 crisis. Miami Salutes calls on hotels, restaurants and retailers to extend special offers to hospital workers, medical professionals, firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers and National Guard.

The GMCVB has also implemented an action plan to support and stimulate local industry as much as possible during these challenging times. One of the first initiatives was the launch of the Miami Eats and the Order Out, Help Out campaign, a program to stimulate business for the restaurant community by encouraging locals to “help out” and “order out”. The GMCVB has also partnered with the United Way Operation Helping Hands to create a tourism component for the Miami Pandemic Fund. Finally, to keep Miami top of mind for future guests, the GMCVB launched Virtual Miami - a web portal showcasing local virtual events, webcams, downloadable backgrounds for virtual meetings, and more.

Organization: The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau


Orlando Florida, United States

Haley Hitzing

Orange County Convention Center and Centerplate Start "Feed the Need" Campaign

While the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is closed, the Centerplate team – led by sustainability director Molly Crouch – is playing its part to support the local Central Florida region and making sure that its onsite hydroponic gardens are being put to good use. The team has been donating the produce that is still growing at the gardens to local community partners and will continue to do so for the indefinite future. This is the result of a partnership with the 4 Rivers Smokehouse – a local BBQ eatery in Florida – and the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program

The resulting “Feed the Need Florida” campaign is working to fill the gaps and ensure that Orange County Public School students and their families throughout Orlando have access to nutritious meals during the global pandemic. The freshly-cooked meals each day will incorporate fresh-made produce, which would have normally been used for meetings and conventions. In fact, there is a separate produce pick-up for families on Fridays.

Organization: Orange County Convention Center and Centerplate

Orlando Florida, United States

A Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site Opened at Orange County Convention Center

A drive-thru, community-based Coronavirus testing site opened on Wednesday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center for individuals that meet select criteria.

Organization: Orange County Convention Center


Tampa Florida, United States

Visit Tampa Bay Fights Hunger With Feeding Tampa Bay Program

Visit Tampa Bay launched the Feeding Tampa Bay program by giving 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of its twin culinary journals—Tampa’s Table and Tampa With A Twist—to assist local families in need of food aid.

Organization: Visit Tampa Bay

Vero Beach

Vero Beach Florida, United States

Francis Purvey

Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean, Promotes Food Rescue in Local Communities

Sustainable Events Network, Florida and Caribbean ( provides resources, education, connections and support for sustainability. Our initial focus is on promoting food rescue in our local communities. We encourage planners to make sustainability and food rescue a core component of their events.

Organization: Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean (SENFC)

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Florida, United States

Gina Kramer

Hospitality Helping Hands Feeds the Hungry Adversely Affected by COVID-19

Since news of the United States’ first confirmed COVID-19 cases broke, The Palm Beaches community has made steadfast efforts to support those affected by the crisis. One group was spearheaded by regionally renowned restaurant owner, Rodney Mayo, after he himself was forced to furlough more than 600 employees across his 17 establishments. Seven days per week, Hospitality Helping Hands serves hot meals to those in need out of restaurants across West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Funds raised are used to purchase food and employ hospitality workers to prepare it.

Organization: Discover The Palm Beaches on Behalf of Hospitality Helping Hands



Maui Hawaii, United States

Randy Parker

Maui Resorts and Hotels Donate Supplies to Hospital and Quarantine Centers

Maui's resorts and hotels have donated supplies and rooms to support the fight against the coronavirus.
- The Westin Maui Resort & Spa has generously donated an abundance of sheets, pillowcases, towels and other linens for quarantine centers.
- Marriott's Maui Ocean Club has offered 50 rooms to aid with any overflow of patients at the local hospital.
- Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has donated masks and sanitizers to the local hospital and linens to quarantine centers.
- The following hotels have committed to providing accommodations for doctors, nurses and first responders as needed: Paki Maui, and Kamaole Sands (both Castle properties), and Maui Beach Hotel.

Organization: Maui CVB


Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs Iowa, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino Donate Food

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino in Iowa donated 7,600 pounds of food to employees.

Organization: Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino



Burley Idaho, United States

Steffany Wells

Best Western Plus Burley Inn & Convention Center Becomes Red Cross Blood Drives

Best Western Plus Burley Inn & Convention Center has donated their convention space for Red Cross blood drives. Due to COVID-19, many groups have canceled their blood drives and there is an increasing shortage of blood for transfusions. The convention center has donated any space the Red Cross can use for the duration of the crisis.

Organization: Best Western Plus Burley Inn & Convention Center



Chicago Illinois, United States

Chicago’s Dimension Design Makes Masks and Gowns for First Responders and Nursing Homes

Chicago tradeshow booth design and building company Dimension Design has converted its production capabilities from booth design and building to making masks and gowns for first responders and nursing homes. The effort allowed the company to rehire employees who had been recently furloughed. The company expects to produce about 500 items per day.

Organization: Dimension Design

Chicago Illinois, United States

Cynthia McCafferty

McCormick Place Transforms Into ‘Alternate Care Facility’

McCormick Place is being turned into a medical center which will be able to hold 3,000 beds for COVID-19 patients, most of whom would have mild symptoms and not require intensive care, in the event that nearby hospitals run out of beds.

Organization: McCormick Place



Shelbyville Indiana, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino donated more than 4,000 pounds of food

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, IN donated more than 4,000 pounds of perishable food to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

Organization: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino


Bossier City

Bossier City Louisiana, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Horseshoe Casino Bossier City, Louisiana Donated More than 7,000 Pounds of Food

Horseshoe Casino Bossier City, Louisiana donated more than 7,000 pounds of food to Bossier Schools and The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

Organization: Horseshoe Casino Bossier City, Louisiana

New Orleans

New Orleans Louisiana, United States

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Becomes Temporary Hospital

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been transformed into a temporary hospital, equipped with 1,000 beds, and will be used for patients, who are recovering from COVID-19 that do not need a ventilator or ICU bed.

Organization: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans Louisiana, United States

New Orleans Hilton Garden Inn Transitions to an Intake Facility for the Homeless

The Hilton Garden Inn - New Orleans French Quarter Downtown is housing and feeding homeless individuals for at least 30 days. The hotel is serving the guests three meals a day, cleaning their rooms daily and providing laundry service

Organization: Hilton Garden Inn - New Orleans French Quarter Downtown

New Orleans Louisiana, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah’s New Orleans Donates 7,852 Pounds of Food

Harrah’s New Orleans donated 7,852 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank New Orleans, which will result in 6,543 meals for the community.

Organization: Harrah’s New Orleans



Boston Massachusetts, United States

Boston Convention Center Becomes COVID-19 Field Hospital

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is being transformed into a temporary hospital and will host 1,000 beds, increasing capacity to treat coronavirus patients. Of those, 500 will be for homeless individuals and another 500 will be for noncritical patients who’d otherwise need to be in the hospital. There will also be six acute-care suites and a physical therapy suite as well as 52 nurses stations and 48 bathroom facilities.

Organization: The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


Springfield Massachusetts, United States

MGM Springfield Donates 12,000 Pounds of Food

MGM Springfield has distributed 12,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Open Pantry Community Services and Friends of the Homeless.

Organization: MGM Springfield



Baltimore Maryland, United States

Hotel Revival Offers Restaurant Space to Local Food Business to Assemble Bagged Lunches and Free Rooms to First Responders

Hotel Revival in Baltimore has been offering their space to local food businesses to assemble care packages and bagged lunches, and has provided free rooms to the city’s police officers and firefighters, and also military personnel.

Organization: Hotel Revival

Baltimore Maryland, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Donates 7,500 Pounds of Food

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore donated roughly 7,500 pounds of food to the Maryland Food Bank and other organizations. Horseshoe Baltimore is also partnering with Thread, Inc., Union Baptist Church and New Psalmist Baptist Church to ensure the food reaches those in need.

Organization: Horseshoe Casino Baltimore


Bethesda Maryland, United States

Marian McLain

Marriott International - Rooms for Responders and Community Caregiver Programs

With support from our credit card partners, American Express and JPMorgan Chase, Marriott committed to providing $10 million worth of hotel stays for healthcare professionals leading the fight against COVID-19 in the United States. Marriott is partnering with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Hospital Association to match front line doctors and nurses with free accommodations in some of the areas most impacted, New York City, Newark (NJ), Baltimore, Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
As well, they have launched the Community Caregiver Program in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, provides significantly discounted rates for first responders and healthcare professionals who want to book rooms at hotels in close proximity to the hospitals where they’re working. The rate is available at nearly 2,500 hotels.

Organization: Marriott International

Oxon Hill

Oxon Hill Maryland, United States

MGM National Harbor Donates 55,000 Pounds of Food

MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., has worked with partner Nourish Now to contribute 55,000 pounds of food to community nonprofits.

Organization: MGM National Harbor



Detroit Michigan, United States

MGM Grand Detroit Donates Food and Gloves

The MGM Grand Detroit has contributed about 15,000 pounds of produce and dairy products to Forgotten Harvest, a food distribution channel. The casino hotel also donated 3,000 gloves to medical professionals in the city.

Organization: MGM Grand Detroit

Detroit Michigan, United States

Mary Klida

Detroit's TCF Center Becomes a Field Hospital

The TCF Center in Detroit is going to be turned into a temporary alternate care facility to handle the influx of patients due to the coronavirus pandemic. The temporary healthcare facility will have about 1000 beds and provide about 250,000 square feet of space for patients and medical personnel.

Organization: The TCF Center


Kansas City

Kansas City Missouri, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel & Casino Donates 5,000 Pounds of Food

Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel & Casino donated 5,000 pounds of produce and one pallet of dairy to the North Kansas City YMCA, which is working in conjunction with several organizations in the greater Kansas City area.

Organization: Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel & Casino



Biloxi Mississippi, United States

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Donates 25,000 Pounds of Food

More than 25,000 pounds of food from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., has been donated to multiple organizations, including Extra Table, Loaves & Fishes, Lord is My Help and the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Organization: Beau Rivage Resort and Casino


Robinsonville Mississippi, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino Donates More Than 8,000 Pounds of Food

Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino donated more than 8,000 pounds of food to the Mid-South Food Bank, Memphis Union Mission, and Sacred Heart Mission.

Organization: Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino

North Carolina


Pittsboro North Carolina, United States


Visit Pittsboro Provides Community Outreach and Resources

During a time when we could not encourage travel, we supported the tourism and hospitality industry by supporting the workforce, business owners, guests/visitors, and community. We launched a COVID-19 resources page filled with business funding information, resources, and free webinars. We also highlighted businesses that are still open on Food, Drink, Retail, Farmers' Market, and Virtual Events pages to support local eateries offering curbside takeout, delivery, limited menus, online ordering, pantries, and groceries. We are also helping organize school lunches, church meals, senior dinners, and more to make sure food is going to those who need it.

Organization: Pittsboro-Siler City CVB


Raleigh North Carolina, United States

Paul Pettas

Centerplate and Raleigh Convention Center Donate Food Items to Local Community

In the North Carolina capital, the Raleigh Convention Center and its Centerplate catering team have donated during the pandemic to the several charities to which they donate year round. Without the time to strike the food orders for two events that had to cancel early on, the organizers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and a major entertainment company, suggested and helped coordinate the donation of the meals to local nonprofits. Almost 800 banquet-ready meals were sent out to several local organizations, including Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, which supports the homeless and those who are food-insecure. We relied on the expertise of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC for distributing the meals to those who needed it the most.

Organization: Centerplate and the Raleigh Convention Center

New Jersey

Atlantic City

Atlantic City New Jersey, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Donates to Food Banks and Animal Shelters

Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City donated more than 40,000 pounds of food to Community Food Bank of Southern New Jersey, Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Salvation Army. In addition to these donations, the company has also donated food not suitable for human consumption to animal rescues in need like The Funny Farm in Mays Landing, NJ.

Organization: Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City


Edison New Jersey, United States

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center Becomes Field Hospital

The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center has been outfitted with 500 beds for non-coronavirus patients.

Organization: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center


Secaucus New Jersey, United States

Meadowlands Exposition Center Transforms into a Field Hospital

Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey has been transformed into a field hospital with 250 beds for non-coronavirus patients.

Organization: Meadowlands Exposition Center


Las Vegas

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Wynn Resorts Donates More than $2.5 Million Worth of Goods

Wynn Resorts has donated more than $2.5 million worth of goods to medical facilities and nonprofits including:
- 240,000 N-95 equivalent CDC-approved respirator masks
- 600,000 surgical masks
- 500,000 pairs of medical gloves
- Thousands of medical gowns to hospitals throughout Las Vegas
- Thousands of protective gloves and surgical masks to local nursing homes and law enforcement facilities
- $750,000 worth of food to 15 food banks in Las Vegas and three in Boston

Wynn Resorts also launched a Virtual Volunteer program to encourage employees to also give back to the community.

Organization: Wynn Resorts

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Stephanie Glanzer

MGM Resorts Launches Employee Emergency Grant Fund

Upon closing all of its domestic resorts in mid-March, MGM Resorts launched the MGM Employee Emergency Grant Fund to assist affected employees impacted by the crisis and who may be experiencing hardships. With recent donations from multiple sources, the fund has reached $12.5 million to provide relief for as many employees as possible.

Organization: MGM Resorts International

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Stephanie Glanzer

MGM Resorts Provides Critical Resources And Support To Community Partners

MGM provided logistical support helping the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force transport 250,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits and meet vital storage needs—the tests must remain frozen to be viable—for the State of Nevada. Additionally, the company is working closely with MGM Macau to source and ship much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in Nevada, including 200,000 gloves and 261,000 gowns.

Organization: MGM Resorts International

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Stephanie Glanzer

MGM Resorts International Donates Fresh Food and Hot Meals Across U.S.

Immediately upon closing all of its U.S. properties in mid-March, MGM Resorts began providing extensive on-the-ground support and in-kind donations to several local community organizations. The company donated over 480,000 pounds of food – or 400,000 meals – to the communities in which it operates. Additionally, beginning April 14, the company's resorts began cooking and donating 1,000 hot meals a day to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and will do so daily through April 30.

Organization: MGM Resorts International

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Chandra Allison

The Venetian Resort Community Response to COVID-19

Las Vegas Sands and The Venetian Resort continue to support our Team Members and the community. Program highlights include:
• Payment of Team Member salaries during shut down
• Emergency pay for third-party on-site restaurant partners
• Donations of 2.5 million pieces of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 test kits
• Monetary donations to jumpstart charity relief effort
• Donations of food, water and paper products to charities
• Providing Clean the World hygiene kits to local school children

Organization: The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Diamond Resorts Offers Free Rooms to COVID-19 First Responders

All open Diamond Resorts properties around the world are offering complimentary accommodations to medical personnel and first responders. Many of the resorts have also donated food and supplies to local food pantries and have offered their parking lots as testing sites.

Organization: Diamond Resorts

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Caesars Entertainment Donates Protective Equipment and Food

Caesars Entertainment has supplied more than 250,000 pounds of food, equivalent to approximately 208,000 meals, to numerous food banks and charities. Additionally, Caesars Entertainment has provided thousands of items including gloves, masks and hand sanitizer to local hospitals, first responders and local charities. In Las Vegas, Caesars has donated approximately 116,000 pounds of perishable food to Three Square and has provided gloves, masks and sanitizers to University Medical Center (UMC), Las Vegas.

Organization: Caesars Entertainment

Las Vegas Nevada, United States

Ron Reese

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Donates Protective Materials to Healthcare Workers

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. is donating 2 million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help health-care professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations in the fight against COVID-19. Medical masks will be distributed in Nevada and in New York, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with each state receiving 1 million masks. The 20,000 protective suits will be donated to hospitals and first responders in Nevada.

Organization: The Las Vegas Sands Corp.


Laughlin Nevada, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah's Laughlin Hotel & Casino Donates Food and Toiletries

Harrah's Laughlin Hotel & Casino donated over $13,000 of food to local agencies including Laughlin Meals on Wheels, Food for Families, The Arc and Laughlin Food Bank, along with several cases of toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotions to Living Waters Hospice, Hospice of Havasu and Billet Home Health & Hospice.

Organization: Harrah's Laughlin Hotel & Casino


Reno Nevada, United States

Chelsea Ryder

Harrah’s Reno Donates to Food Banks and Catholic Charities

Harrah’s Reno donated 150 pounds of food to Food Bank of Northern Nevada, 500 meals to Catholic Charities and 100 meals to Gospel Mission. Hash House A Go Go donated more than 200 pounds of food to Catholic Charities as well.

Organization: Harrah’s Reno

New York

New York

New York New York, United States

Tony Sclafani

Javits Center Becomes Temporary Medical Station

A temporary medical station has been constructed at the Javits Center to house COVID-19 patients and relieve the burden on local hospitals. Our employees are proud to help during this unprecedented crisis, and we hope you will continue to support us, now and in the future.

Organization: Javits Center

New York New York, United States

Nieves Alvarez

Four Seasons Hotel Provides Free Rooms to NYC Medical Workers

The Four Seasons on East 57th Street is housing healthcare workers for free, including doctors, nurses and other medical personnel who are treating COVID-19 patients at nearby hospitals such as Bellevue, NYU Langone, Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai.

Organization: Four Seasons Hotel

New York City

New York City New York, United States

NYU's Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Launches Masks for Shelters

NYU's Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality has launched the Masks for Shelters initiative, a collaborative effort among students and professors to produce masks for New York City's homeless population. In addition to seeking mask contributions from the public, the task force has hosted weekly mask-making events for NYU students on Zoom. The first goal of the Masks for Shelters initiative is to donate 1,000 masks to the Bowery Mission.

Organization: NYU's Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality

New York City New York, United States

Rachel Peace

Citywide Contributions, New York City

NYC & Company is heartened that hospitality, meetings and tourism industry members across the five boroughs of New York City are coming together to donate supplies, logistical talent and space. From the Javits Center and USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center venues being repurposed as hospitals, to the restaurants and their employees preparing food for those working on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, to the hotels housing healthcare personnel, our City is a truly united community.

Organization: NYC & Company

New York City New York, United States

Garine Ferejian-Mayo

InterContinental Times Square Hotel Donated 250 Rooms to First Responders in NYC

MetLife, Inc, which owns a majority stake in the InterContinental Times Square, announced they will offer free housing at the hotel for nurses, doctors and other medical workers effective April 13. Throughout MetLife's History, they have worked with nurses and doctors to promote the nation's health, including their partnership with the Visiting Nurse Associations. MetLife and InterContinental Times Square Hotel are honored to help during this unprecedented time with COVID19.

Organization: IHG Hotels & Resorts

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs New York, United States

Saratoga Holiday Inn Becomes Emergency Shelter for Homeless

The Holiday Inn on Broadway has become the temporary shelter for Shelters of Saratoga as the organization works to keep the homeless safe as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.

Organization: Saratoga Holiday Inn



Cincinnati Ohio, United States

Cincinnati's Duke Energy Convention Center Becomes an Emergency Hospital Facility

Duke Energy Convention Center will begin to transition its space into an emergency hospital facility over the next month to allow hospitals to send non-COVID-19 patients to a safer location.

Organization: Duke Energy Convention Center



Portland Oregon, United States

Oregon Convention Center Becomes Temporary Coronavirus-Related Homeless Shelter

OCC opened our doors to temporarily shelter our most vulnerable neighbors. This additional space, approximately 60,000 square feet, allows up to 140 beds to aid area shelters in providing proper social distancing while supporting those in need.

Organization: Oregon Convention Center



Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

Anthony Stipa

Philadelphia Hospitality Workers Relief Fund

The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, along with local hospitality partners have teamed up to raise money for hotel workers who have been furloughed or laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundraising goal is $540,000 and we have eclipsed $450,000 so far. The donation page is here -->

In addition, Philadelphia celebrated World Health Day by lighting the skyline blue for the night, honoring healthcare workers battling COVID-19. Those photos are linked out below.

Organization: Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

The Pennsylvania Convention Center and Aramark Donate 800 Pounds of Food

The Pennsylvania Convention Center and its partners at Aramark have donated 800 pounds of perishable food items over the past week to Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission and the Valley Youth House’s Achieving Independence Center for distribution to individuals and families in need. Faced with a surplus of perishable food following event cancellations at the facility due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania Convention Center worked with its food service provider, Aramark, to ensure the food was used to support and assist local residents.

Organization: The Pennsylvania Convention Center and Aramark

Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

DFW Event Design "Flower-Bombs" Philadelphia

Event company DFW Event Design found an uplifting way to make use of the 2,000 flowers that were almost wasted after several of its events were cancelled. The company drove the two truckloads of flowers to Rittenhouse Square, one of Philadelphia's major public parks, and covered it in flowers for the community to enjoy.

Organization: DFW Event Design

Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

Craig Dezern

The Homewood Suites by Hilton in University City Provides Free Rooms to Medical Providers and Police Officers

The Homewood Suites by Hilton in University City is offering free accommodations to HUP and CHOP doctors and nurses as well as UPenn police officers.

Organization: The Homewood Suites by Hilton in University City


Trooper Pennsylvania, United States

Camela Pastorius

Philadelphia Meeting Professional Gives Back to Local Restaurant and Soup Kitchen

Every Thursday during quarantine, my husband and I and some friends buy 150 hot lunches from a local pizza shop that is struggling to stay open and we deliver them to a local soup kitchen to feed those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 crisis. In this way, we are able to support two different local organizations at once!

Valley Forge

Valley Forge Pennsylvania, United States

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Bureau Launches T-Shirt Fundraiser to Support County COVID-19 Response Fund

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) has launched a #MontCoStrong t-shirt fundraiser to help support Montgomery County, PA’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which was recently established to support local relief efforts in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The fund will exclusively assist community safety net organizations critically impacted by the current public health crisis such as those serving low-income and food-insecure residents, senior citizens, veterans, homeless and homebound individuals.

Organization: Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Bureau



Knoxville Tennessee, United States

Knoxville’s Yassin’s Falafel House and Hilton Knoxville Donate School Lunches

Yassin’s Falafel House has partnered with Gateway Delivery to ensure no students in need of a school lunch would be left hungry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. And they’re not the only ones—Hilton Knoxville also stepped up to the plate to provide students with free lunches, along with Maple Street Biscuit Company, Token Game Tavern and Wings Over Knoxville.

Organization: Visit Knoxville



Dallas Texas, United States

Anthony Lopez

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Becomes a Temporary Hospital

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas will be the site of Texas’ first pop-up hospital to treat coronavirus patients

Organization: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Dallas Texas, United States

Statler Hotel Offers Free Rooms to Health Care Workers

The Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas is offering free rooms and meal vouchers to medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel is working with hospitals, including Baylor Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital, to find healthcare workers who need the lodging. Each health care worker who stays at the hotel will receive a meal voucher for breakfast, lunch and dinner through the company that runs the restaurants at the Statler, Refined Hospitality Concepts.

Organization: The Statler Hotel

San Antonio

San Antonio Texas, United States

Javier Roman

Worldwide Languages Makes and Donates Face Masks for Healthcare Professionals and At-Risk Individuals

When Worldwide Languages staff, translators and interpreters heard about PPE shortages, a campaign was started to make face masks to protect our medical heroes, as well as other citizens vulnerable to the virus. The pattern and filters used were vetted by local medical professionals and the materials are donated by Worldwide and members of our team. The masks have been and continue to be made available upon request, at no cost, as long as materials last. Stand Strong, San Antonio.

Organization: Worldwide Languages



McLean Virginia, United States

Craig Dezern

Hilton and American Express Donate 1 Million Rooms To Frontline Medical Professionals

Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Organization: Hilton and American Express



Broadbeach , Australia

Kerri Brown

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Provides Meals for the Vulnerable

Over the past weeks, the commercial kitchen at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has become a hub of cooking for the needy in our community, preparing over 25,000 meals so far. We have partnered with suppliers, community funds, local churches and agencies to ensure that the prepackaged meal portions are reaching the vulnerable members of our community.

Organization: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre



Estoril , Portugal

Alexandra Torégão


The Estoril Congress Center has put itself at the service of the community, being at this stage the largest testing center for COVID-19 in the Municipality of Cascais. We are proud to continue to help our community, our health system, the world, in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and having our team doing incredible work to make this possible and running the maintenance, security and safe operation of this facility.

Organization: Estoril Congress Center

United Kingdom


London , United Kingdom

NHS Nightingale Hospital Opens at ExCeL London

The ExCeL events center in London has been converted into a field hospital to support healthcare efforts should the coronavirus crisis overwhelm local hospitals.

Organization: ExCeL London


Manchester , United Kingdom

Manchester Central Complex Becomes Temporary Hospital

The 190,000 sq ft Manchester Central Convention Centre is being converted into a temporary hospital with 1,000 beds for coronavirus patients.

Organization: Manchester Central Convention Complex



Madrid , Spain

The IFEMA Convention Center in Madrid Has Been Transformed into a Field Hospital

The IFEMA Convention Center in Madrid has been transformed into a massive coronavirus field hospital. The facility is now the largest hospital in Spain and heath officials plan to scale up to 5,500 beds, including 500 for intensive care patients, which would make it one of the largest hospitals in the world.

Organization: IFEMA Convention Center



Monterrey , Mexico

Lorena Alanis


Various organizations from the Tourism Industry of Nuevo León Mexico joined forces and created the #DisfrutaPronto campaign to support local micro, small and medium-sized tourism companies.

The initiative #QuédateEnCasa will be complemented with #DisfrutaPronto in an effort to encourage pre-purchases with discounted tourist experiences in our destination through the app, Pasaporte Nuevo León Extraordinario, and you will be able to enjoy them when we have overcome this contingency together.

Organization: Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes de Monterrey



Vienna , Austria

Austria Center Vienna Becomes Temporary Hospital

Firefighters and volunteers have turned an 15,000-square-foot hall in the Vienna convention center into an 880-bed hospital for coronavirus patients.

Organization: Austria Center Vienna