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Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Guests Packed Their Bags to Benefit Children's Literacy

Guests Packed Their Bags to Benefit Children's Literacy

Spread the Word Nevada, a nonprofit children’s literacy group, held its Second Annual Suitcase Party recently at Fletcher Jones Imports. Proceeds benefited the low-income children served at twenty-three elementary schools adopted by the organization. Since 2001, more than 187,000 youth in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District have been served. An average of 25,000 books are distributed each month through the Kids to Kids program.

Each entry purchased for the event included a raffle ticket to one of three local resort getaway packages, food, spirits, and live entertainment. Raffle winners for the getaway packages were: Raymond Wilmer, Grand Prize - Caesars Palace Las Vegas; Juan Carlos Garza - Ravella at Lake Las Vegas; and Heather Stanley - The Venetian Las Vegas.

Salvation Army in Need of Donations

Salvation Army in Need of Donations

Charity donations tend to suffer during any economic hard time and it’s no different right now for The Salvation Army in Las Vegas.

The Salvation Army’s Thrift Stores have not received many donations recently and officials are putting out a call for whatever the community can provide. The Thrift Stores support Army programs in southern Nevada.

If you can donate furniture, vehicles, household items, clothing or any other salable items, please call 649-2374 for a pick-up.