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Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

 

Tip-a-Cop and help the Special Olympics.

Police will being turning in their badges for serving trays for the annual Tip-a-Cop event to benefit the Special Olympics. The officers from Metro, North Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police, even School Police will be working as waiters at Applebee’s around the valley to raise money for the charity. Last year's event raise more than $35,000 dollars.

Special Olympics is a free, year-round sports training for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Dinner service starts at 5 o’clock until 9 o’clock tonight. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants and law enforcement agencies:

500 N. Nellis, Metro Northeast  Area Command

1635 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas Police

2070 N. Rainbow, Metro Northwest Area Command   

3501 S. Rainbow, Metro Enterprise Area Command    

Speedway Children's Charities Donates NASCAR Souvenir Programs to Promote Literacy

Speedway Children's Charities Donates NASCAR Souvenir Programs to Promote Literacy

Rachel Commeford, Director of Speedway Children's Charities Las Vegas Chapter, supports Spread the Word Nevada's literacy programs with a recent donation of 840 NASCAR 2011 souvenir programs. Speedway Children's Charities has been a champion of children's literacy and a community partner since 2002.

About Spread the Word Nevada

Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, serves underprivileged children and helps them create home library collections of books to read and share with family members. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.  Other literacy programs provided by Spread the Word Nevada include Breakfast with Books and Books and Buddies.

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.