Thursday, April 3, 2014, Veterans Village/SHARE joined forces with HELP of Southern Nevada in search for Veterans that need housing on the streets of Downtown Las Vegas–Thank you Tyrone Thompson and staff for organizing this event. As a result of this outreach we were able to house more than 15 new residents– To continue to be able to serve the needs of these veterans we are in need donations for these new residents including:
Health and beauty aids (Listed on our www.vvlv.org website)-
Non perishable food items-
RTCSN bus cards-
$20 gift cards-
Small first aid kits-
Cash contributions can be made at www.sharelasvegas.org
Thank you Las Vegas!!!
Special thank you and big shout out to HELP of Southern Nevada for their tireless efforts and working in partnership with Veterans Village to get many Veterans, individuals and families with children off the streets and into housing at the Homeless Intervention day yesterday. There are so many HELP people to thank and Ms. Kelly Robson is just one who is an amazingly dedicated humanitarian. HELP of SN defines what a nonprofit organization should be–Serving people first–
This is an image of our Crisis intervention lobby at Veterans Village and two of our staff members, Ms. Wendy Grant and Ms. Sarah Michelle as they triage the newly arrived residents. Our staff is very dedicated as well–
Non-profit collaborations and partnerships working together–What a concept!
At the Main & Foremaster Outreach intervention. We are searching for United States Veterans to house at Veterans Village. Let’s end homelessness for all Las Vegans. We can do this–
FEED OUR VETS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES!!
Special thanks to Three Square, Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joes, Dunkin Donuts, White Cross Market and local donors.
Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas launches major “FEED OUR VETS” public/private partnership initiative to feed homeless Veterans and all people in need of food and nutrition in Downtown Las Vegas.
Donors, participants and partners include Three Square Regional Food Bank, Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joe’s, Dunkin Donuts, White Cross Market and individual donors
WHAT: A major partnership has been created to attack hunger for United States Veterans in Downtown Las Vegas.
“There is no need or excuse for our US Veterans or any citizen in Las Vegas to go hungry or without a home. We have operated Veterans Village for nearly two years and have fed hundreds of Veterans and non-Veterans as well and this new initiative enables us to feed even more people. Veterans Village is open 24-7 and never turns anyone away without some form of help or referral, according to Arnold Stalk PhD,Founder of Veterans Village.
“Veterans Village Community Artists” at Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrate First Friday Las Vegas with our “Veterans Village Community Artists” at Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas.
We are hosting our initial “First Friday Artist Exhibit”:
Date: on February 7, 2014
Location: Veterans Village Lobby/Welcome Center
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Please join us and support our Veterans Village Artists who have their art studios/galleries at Veterans Village Thrift Store located at 6029 West Charleston (Corner of Charleston & Jones) on the 2nd floor.
Thank you Las Vegas!
Veterans Village has partnered up with Titan Towing, a Las Vegas-based towing company, to create a program that will pick up donated junk vehicles from any location in the Las Vegas area at no cost to the donor. The proceeds from the sale of vehicles will benefit Veterans Village.
We invite you to donate your running or non-running vehicle with clear titles. In some cases, registered owners can submit a “bill of sale” form if their title is lost and Titan Towing will handle all the DMV paperwork regarding donated vehicles.
If you’d like to donate a vehicle, please call Titan Towing at 702-333-8697.
We greatly appreciate all the support to our organization!
Veterans Village joined the B Street & Owens Outreach Intervention “Mini Housing Connect” effort and took in 8 new residents in collaboration with Clark County, HELP of Southern Nevada and the Salvation Army agencies.
Michael, who is pictured here and was living in his tent when we found him. He is a United States Veteran and we took him in at Veterans Village, got him immediate medical attention, clothing from our Veterans Village Thrift Store, food and supplies from our donor and Three Square food pantry and he was greeted and welcomed by fellow Veterans and our Veteran staff members in our lobby.
None of this process is easy, but I feel great that yesterday we took 8 people from the streets and are housing them at Veterans Village in an environment filled with respect and dignity, the way it should be.
If you would like to donate your time, non perishable food items or cash donation please contact me ta 702-624-5792
An update on our Veteran resident “Michael”: We found him living in a tent at a homeless camp a week ago and took him to Veterans Village for safe housing. Special thanks to The Salvation Army, HELP of Southern Nevada, First Person Care Clinics, Three Square Regional Food Bank and our own Greg Brannon, V Village Crisis Intervention Specialist who all helped triage Michael through this process. This is what makes all of the 24/7 triage work worth while. One resident at a time off the street and back to a life of dignity. Our Veterans deserve ONLY the best!