It’s time to put our feet on the ground and help people in our community. Here’s one way to do it, through Equality Nevada:
Due to the economic conditions in Las Vegas that include being among the leading cities in both unemployment and in foreclosures, we are experiencing a rapid increase in homeless families and fast growing tent cities. Now that school is out, the last safety net many of these children have in the way of school lunch programs is not available.
Our community partners will be assisting us in providing information on social outreach and benefit programs that may be available for these families, and our group has chosen to address the more immediate needs of food, water and hygiene products.
WHAT WE NEED –
1. Volunteers. We will be distributing items in tent cities in Las Vegas on June 27, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
2. Donations of non-perishable foods in self-opening containers such as Nutrigrain bars, granola bars, individual serving containers of fruits/fruit cocktail or pudding, snack packs of cereal, individual packs of pretzels or crackers, bottled water and reusable bags for delivery. Please bring food that doesn’t need to be cooked. Also, if canned goods, please make sure it’s a “pull top” so that no can opener is needed.
3. Donations of personal hygiene products such as dry soap, deodorant, Feminine products, diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc..
4. Men’s, woman’s and children s clothes (toys would be nice too) are also needed.
Just think of what you would need if you were homeless.
Any leftover items will be donated to the Shade Tree Shelter which aids women and families.
There will be a specially priced breakfast menu at the Huntridge Diner for those who want to eat afterwords.
Please arrive between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM to help sort and package various items. We will leave the Huntridge Pharmacy parking lot at 8:00 AM to distribute the items.
Let’s take pride in helping our community!
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Time: 7:00am – 11:00am Location: Huntridge Pharmacy Parking Lot Street: 1122 East Charleston City/Town: Las Vegas, NV