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CORE Construction Helps Build Southern Nevada’s Blood Supply

CORE Construction Helps Build Southern Nevada’s Blood Supply

In the spirit of giving, CORE Construction asks community members to roll up their sleeves to give the precious gift of blood. The general contractor has teamed up with United Blood Services (UBS) for its quarterly blood drive, in which UBS will park its “bloodmobile” at CORE’s Las Vegas office for a day.

On Thursday, May 5, volunteers will have the opportunity to donate a much-needed commodity. UBS is in need of donations because of significant blood shortages that have strained the national supply.

The blood donation unit will be on-site from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To arrange a time that best fits your schedule, even if it is outside of the designated slots, or for more information, contact Monique Hathaway at 794-0550 by Wednesday, May 4.

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.

Mojave Max Emerges- Let Spring Begin!

Mojave Max Emerges- Let Spring Begin!

This afternoon Mojave Max, the famous local desert tortoise, officially emerged from his burrow at 2:03 pm. As Clark County's "Spoksetortoise", Max has been the focus of an annual competition with local school children, who study the desert to predict when Max will emerge based on scientific analysis of weather, temperatures, and conditions.

Find out more about the contest and winners at www.mojavemax.com

Help E Bunny Bring Joy to Thousands of Las Vegas Children!

Help E Bunny Bring Joy to Thousands of Las Vegas Children!

The E Bunny program is a grassroots community outreach program that strives to bring a smile to the face of homeless and at-risk children in the Las Vegas valley by gifting them with Easter baskets filled with toys and goodies. Baskets are provided by the generosity of the Las Vegas community, and last year the program was able to give baskets to over 2,000 children. Groups who were are part of E Bunny last year were:

Help with Jobless with Goodwill's "The Job is in the Bag" Auction!

Help with Jobless with Goodwill's "The Job is in the Bag" Auction!

Goodwill of Southern Nevada is collecting gently used designer handbags, briefcases, and accessories for their annual "The Job is in the Bag" online auction. Bags from designers such as Coach, Donney & Bourke, Brighton, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Gucci, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton are being collected through April 29th, 2011. Starting on May 9th, the items will be placed up for auction on www.shopgoodwill.com, and auctions will close on May 15th. The funds raised will go to job training and career coaching!

To donate, call (702) 214-1651 or email jessicam@sngoodwill.org

Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Today is the deadline to drop off gently used prom dresses for Sunday's Las Vegas Prom Closet pick-up event.

The Prom Closet provides free prom dresses for girls who would not otherwise have the money to buy one. Sunday's event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at HELP of Southern Nevada, 1600 E. Flamingo, Suite 100. A school ID is required to receive a dress.

Dresses may be dropped off through today at the following locations:

  • Jessica McClintock - (702) 733-4003 - Inside Fashion Show Mall (dress donors receive 15 percent off a new gown)
  • Marquis & Aurbach - (702) 382-0711, 10001 Park Run Dr.,  Las Vegas, NV 89145 (one block north of Charleston on Hualapai)
  • Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.