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Old Cars Being Towed to Help Valley Veterans

Old cars sitting in garages around southern Nevada could be helping local veterans.

A new partnership between Veterans Village Las Vegas and Titan Towing hopes to fulfill that promise.

The towing company will pick up donated cars, even junk cars, from any location in the Las Vegas valley at no cost to donors.

It will then furnish a fair market value to Veterans Village for each junk vehicle picked up for donation.

Vehicles in excellent running condition may be auctioned with all proceeds, less administrative costs,  donated to Veterans Village.

"It means a lot to us because we are able to feed and house our veterans and to provide badly needed services from our partner agencies on site here right in downtown," Arnold Stalk with Veterans Village said.

Mike Levin with Titan Towing says it is a chance for the company to help the men and women who have given so much for their country.

Macy's Offering Shop for a Cause Saturday

Macy's Offering Shop for a Cause Saturday

Shoppers will get a chance for a good deal and help women in need in southern Nevada this Saturday.

Macy's is again partnering with Dress for Success Southern Nevada to offer people a shopping pass for the eighth annual Shop for a Cause.

The passes are $5 with 100 percent of the sales going to Dress for Success. The passes give shoppers exclusive deals on regular, sale and clearance priced items at Macy's stores.

The shopping passes can be purchase at Dress for Success, 3400 West Desert Inn Road, #25, or by calling (702) 684-6412.

Dress for Success offers women in need access to professional wardrobes, a support network and career training to get and keep a good job. 

Strip Performers Give Back to the Community

Strip Performers Give Back to the Community

A Las Vegas charity received some help from performers on the Las Vegas Strip.

Recycled Percussion dropped off a check Thursday at the Shade Tree shelter for $3,100. The performers, who first got their start on "America's Got Talent," often donate time and money to southern Nevada's homeless shelters.

The Shade Tree provides shelter for women and children who are homeless or looking to leave a domestic violence situation.

"Here we are, we get to play on the Las Vegas strip every day for fans and get to live our dream, but every time you drive home, you see someone on the side of the road that just looking for a place to stay or some shelter, and it really hits home," leader of the group Justin Spencer said.

Recycled Percussion performs at The Quad. They're known for making music using everything from trash cans to power tools.

Park Place Infiniti to Sponsor Bottled Water Drive to Benefit The Shade Tree

Park Place Infiniti to Sponsor Bottled Water Drive to Benefit The Shade Tree

Park Place Infiniti will be sponsoring a month-long bottled water drive for The Shade Tree. In July, the dealership at 5605 W. Sahara will be a public donation site seeking to collect at least 364 cases of water, one for every resident that The Shade Tree can shelter.

The dealership is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., during July.

“Both Park Place and The Shade Tree have a long history of helping the community,” said Mark Kinard, sales director at Park Place Infiniti. “For the last 25 years, Park Place has been committed to supporting community organizations, and we are proud to hold this bottled water drive for The Shade Tree, which has been providing shelter to women and children in Las Vegas for over 20 years."

 

Volunteers Needed to be Part of Human Ribbon

Volunteers Needed to be Part of Human Ribbon

 

A local nonprofit is looking for volunteers to be part of a human ribbon to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Golden Rainbow and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be partnering on the ribbon event set for Monday.

Those interested are asked to arrive at the Smith Center at 9:30 a.m. and wear read.

The event will mark a 27-day countdown until the Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual Ribbon of Life spectacular set for Sunday, June 30. The Ribbon of Life is the nonprofit’s main source of revenue.

Golden Rainbow provides services and financial help for men, women and children in southern Nevada living with HIV/AIDS.