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Run to Remember Rescue Heroes Killed in Action

Run to Remember Rescue Heroes Killed in Action

A memorial run set for Nellis Air Force Base will honor airmen killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan.

The run will honor the airmen aboard “Pedro 66”  which was a rescue helicopter brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010. The crew was heading to rescue wounded British troops when they were attacked, and the helicopter crashed. Five airmen were killed: Captain Joel Gentz, Captain David Wisniewski, Technical Sergeant Michael Flores, Staff Sergeant David Smith and Senior Airman Benjamin White. Two men survived: Captain Anthony Simone and Master Sergeant Christopher Aguilera.

“I want people to know about the incredible strength they all had when everything was going bad, when they knew that their chances of survival were little to none. They were true professionals. All the way up to impact," Master Sgt. Aguilera said.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

It's one thing to be in the military and constantly moving around the country. It's something quite different to be pregnant while your spouse is overseas and you're left living in a community far away from family and friends.

That is how Operation Showers of Appreciation got started. It's a way to support those military families who need a good friend to throw them a baby shower when they need it most. 

Again this year Operation Showers of Appreciation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be assisting more than 100 military moms with all the things they need as a new parent, or soon-to-be parent.

"To have the opportunity to support and lift up these mothers is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so they can focus on their mission," said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.

Fundraiser Makes Thousands to Benefit Kids

Fundraiser Makes Thousands to Benefit Kids

 

A fundraiser this past Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is being called a success after it raised more than $32,000 for children’s charities in southern Nevada.

More than 700 car lovers participated in the event. They were allowed to drive their personal cars around the speedway at speeds up to 75 miles per hour. The event outpaced last year because another 130 drivers paid for a repeat run.

All of the proceeds from Laps for Charity will go to the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. The organization helps fund charities that work to better the lives of kids in need. This past December, the group gave out $260,000 to 46 southern Nevada charities that benefit children.

Laps for Charity Puts Your Car on the Speedway

Laps for Charity Puts Your Car on the Speedway

Ever wonder what how your Civic or Camry might handle the sleek curves of Las Vegas Motor Speedway? Now’s your chance to find out.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will present the second annual Laps for Charity at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday.

NASCAR fans and auto enthusiasts alike will have the unique opportunity to drive their personal car around LVMS’ 1.5-mile superspeedway at speeds up to 75 mph (behind a pace car), all in the name of charity.

Will you accept the challenge?

Will you accept the challenge?

The 2012 Polar Plunge® registration websites are live and people are already getting in the mix for this fun and crazy event.  Check it out at iPolarPlungeNV.com and learn about you can qualify to win an iPad2 while you're at it.

Join us on February 18 in Las Vegas when we brave the chilly waters in support of a great cause! The exact location of the plunge has not yet been announced.

The Polar Plunge® is a national event for Special Olympics programs.  We challenge the Las Vegas desert-dwellers to help us prove that it can get pretty frigid here too.

Gather up your most adventurous pals.  Decide on your team theme and set your sights on the BEST COSTUME award.  Register online, collect pledges and earn some very cool prizes (like a chance to win an iPad2.)  Remember there is only one rule: NO WETSUITS ALLOWED!

Share A Bottle of Wine and Help a Golden Retriever

Share A Bottle of Wine and Help a Golden Retriever

In partnership with Benefit Wines, Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada is introducing their new line of charity wines - GOLDEN RESCUE RESERVE - a lineup of six estate-grown imported wines.

These wines are imported from Lontue Valley, Chile and Catalunya, Spain. A significant portion of the purchase price is donated to Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada in their continuing charitable efforts to provide veterinary care, food and temporary shelter for abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted golden retrievers and to locate people to provide permanent homes for these animals. 

To learn more about our wines please visit:  http://www.benefitwines.com/grrsn_s/226.htm?Click=1617 or http://www.grrsn.org/page/page/1011528.htm and click on Benefit Wines.