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Troopers Bring Holiday Cheer to Sick Children

Troopers Bring Holiday Cheer to Sick Children

 

The men and women who keep us safe on the highways of southern Nevada brought the holiday spirit to children and the homeless Wednesday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol delivered toys to children at University Medical Center, Sunrise Children's Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus.

Troopers gave $10 from their paychecks for the past year. All the money was used to buy the gifts for the kids.

"It is the greatest gift that anyone can ask for. When you see a child's eyes light up, for that one moment, it takes away the pain and really helps them get through the holiday seasons," Trooper Jeremie Elliott said.

The troopers also donated blankets to homeless people camping near I-15 and D Street.

 

 

Donations Allow Teachers to Help Kids in Need

Donations Allow Teachers to Help Kids in Need

 

Teachers from three local elementary schools got a chance to shop for kids in need thanks to efforts by a car dealership and a church.

Findlay Honda Henderson and Findlay Cadillac worked with Impact, a local nonprofit, and The Church at South Las Vegas to collect more than $10,000 to donate to the students of Sewell, McCaw and Roundy Elementary Schools.

Teachers from those schools went shopping Tuesday for toys and coats for the kids in their classrooms that they know need help this year.

Saint Anne Students Help Prepare Food Boxes For Thanksgiving

Saint Anne Students Help Prepare Food Boxes For Thanksgiving

Students at Saint Anne Catholic School took a brief escape from their school books this week to learn a different kind of lesson.

For about an hour, members of the eighth-grade class experienced what it's like to help those less fortunate. The students packed more than 50 food boxes that will go to families who are clients of the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA).

According to SNRHA, the average annual income of clients receiving housing assitance is approximately $10,450. The food boxes contain everything needed for a family of four to enjoy a holiday meal on Thanksgiving including a 10-pound turkey, dressing, mixed vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. The food boxes are part of the Arizona Charlie's Feed a Family program.

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Project

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Project

 

County officials need volunteers and donations to assist with the upcoming Project Homeless Connect that matches homeless people with needed help.

Areas of assistance include housing, food, legal assistance, job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and other services.

More than 700 volunteers are needed on December 6 at Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Boulevard. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 7 a.m. and stay until 4 p.m. but may spend a half-day at the event. For more information about volunteering, at Project Homeless Connect call (702) 892-2300 or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.

Clark High Wins Big in Facebook Contest

Clark High Wins Big in Facebook Contest

 

Clark High School garnered the most votes in a Facebook contest and the $12,000 prize that came with it.

For the past eight weeks, people voted for their favorite Nevada public school on Nevada State Bank’s Facebook page. During the Nevada State Bank $30K Giveaway: You Vote, Schools Win campaign, nearly 43,000 votes were cast, as Clark gained an early lead and held onto it.

Bank officials visited Clark on Tuesday to share the good news and to present a 6-foot check for $12,000 with students and faculty. Nevada State Bank executives joined KLUC 98.5 FM’s disc jockey Chet Buchanan to surprise students.