East Valley Neighborhood News, June 19-25, 2014


PLANET HOLLYWOOD TO HOST RAPPELLING EVENT FOR CHARITY

Eighty-five people are set to rappel down Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on Oct. 11 as part of Over The Edge, a fundraising event for Special Olympics Nevada.

Organizers are touting it as “the world’s most daring fundraiser.” Those raising the most funds will earn the 85 spots, and participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,000, which benefits Special Olympics Nevada athletes.

Rappellers are set to be trained by professionals and secured with harnesses to rappel 350 feet down the side of Planet Hollywood Resort. Special Olympics Nevada is set to provide rappellers with a fundraising website and a variety of tools to assist in their fundraising efforts.

For more information, visit overtheedgelasvegas.com.

GAMEWORKS PLANS JOB FAIR AT TOWN SQUARE LAS VEGAS

Gameworks at Town Square Las Vegas, 6551 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 154, plans to host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through June 20. It is looking to fill about 100 positions and is accepting applications for bartenders, servers, food runners, bar backs, arcade technicians, line cooks and restaurant and retail hosts. Applicants can apply at gameworks.com or in person at the job fair.

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS FOUNTAIN TO COLLECT FUNDS FOR THE CENTER

Through June, all change tossed into the fountain at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will benefit The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center).

The promotion is part of Miracle Mile Shops’ Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, which raises funds for nonprofits through community sponsorships, partnerships and cash and in-kind donations.

WALKER FURNITURE’S HELP FOR HEROES PROGRAM ACCEPTING LETTERS

Walker Furniture has unveiled a program to help provide a better quality of life for wounded U.S. military personnel and veterans in Clark County, who are in need of specialized items not generally available through the Veterans Administration.

The new program, Help for Heroes, is scheduled to run through July 1 and rely on letters from the community written on behalf of prospective recipients.

Walker Furniture will provide 10 military individuals and families with a variety of necessary items that may include lift chairs, adjustable beds, new mattresses and dining sets. Each delivery will be specific to the needs of each recipient.

Letters received will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel headed by Cmdr. John Rupe of the American Legion Paradise Post 149. The post commander will visit all prospective recipients to evaluate their individual needs.

Letters must be received by June 27 and sent to: Larry Alterwitz, CEO, Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106. Letters also can be hand-delivered, faxed to 702-384-7772, emailed to cnelson@walkerfurniture.com or submitted online at walkerhelpforheroes.com.

HUD AWARDS GRANTS TO LOCAL NONPROFIT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $13,000 May 22 to the Women’s Development Center in Las Vegas to help families and individuals in Nevada with housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures.

The grants are set to help Nevadans find housing, make more informed housing choices or keep their current homes.

For more information about the Women’s Development Center, visit wdclv.org.

 

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