Many of us can agree that it’s hard to sit home and ‘shelter in place’ while our country is in crisis. Yes, the federal government is extending the voluntary national shut until April 30th, but that doesn’t mean we can’t assist our communities in making this time easier.

We’ve pulled together a few resources (Las Vegas and National) to connect the organizations in need with those who want to help:

Las Vegas:


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Three Square – Food Bank

Currently Three Square is handing out food at 23 different sites across the valley and is in need of volunteer support in order to do so.  These ongoing volunteer opportunities have been deemed safe due to the fact they occur in open air and in spaces large enough to accommodate social distancing.

If you and/or your group are interested in helping, please visit their website here.

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Helping Hands of Vegas Valley – Senior Assistance

Helping Hands is in the midst of getting emergency deliveries out to home-bound seniors. Some living facilities have hundreds of seniors in need of food and paper products. They are assembling a volunteer roster of delivery drivers (must have a background screening) and emergency food packers.

If you are interested, please reach out to: Brenda.Jepson@hhovv.org 

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Safe Nest – Shelter for victims fleeing abuse

Safe Next is in critical need of ANY kind of disinfecting supplies, hand sanitizer and wipes. Lastly, as they continue to expand to meet the growing needs of clients and the community during the COVID-19 crisis, they are anticipating a funding shortfall over the next three months. 100% of funds raised go directly to service and programs, including shelter, their 24/7 hotline and counseling/advocacy.

If you are able to provide a monetary donation please click here.

In-kind donations like gift cards, cleaning supplies, etc. can be dropped off at their main office located at: 3900 W Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

National:

United Way – Improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of community

The United Way is helping families in need of critical services like food and shelter.

The Humane Society – Animal Shelter

Donate, foster or adopt animals in need.

PAWS – Animal Shelter

Providing shelter and care for animals abandoned due to the COVID-19 Crisis.

American Red Cross

Give blood! Many blood drives have been cancelled due to the recommendation to limit social gatherings exceeding 10 people. It is very important to understand, that the American Red Cross mission IS an essential service. The need for blood is constant and patients will continue to need lifesaving blood products during the crisis.

Twenty’s Plenty

To further lessen the strain on the medical community the “Twenty’s Plenty” campaign encourages drivers to slow down and prevent motor vehicle accidents.  Car crashes are consistently among the leading injury-related reasons for emergency room admissions in America.

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