Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals, families and businesses in Las Vegas are stepping up to offer relief to people in the community who are in need of food, services and support. Here are stories about people who are leading with kindness and proving the community is #VegasStrong.
Parade for teachers
Students at the Legacy Traditional School’s southwest campus showed their teachers how much they are missed with a parade Monday.
About 500 cars rolled by teachers and school staff in the public charter school’s parking lot at 7077 W. Wigwam Ave. The morning event gave kindergartners through eighth graders one last chance to see their teachers before the school year ends.
More than 1,000 students rode in vehicles decorated with balloons, flags and signs, some of which read “Thank You,” “We Miss You” and “We Love You.” Teachers, lined up by grade level, also waved and held signs of their own for students and parents.
The parade was hosted by the school’s parent volunteer group.
Food bank receives donation
Three Square food bank recently received a $25,000 donation from the James M. Cox Foundation. The funds will support the nonprofit’s efforts to feed local families during the pandemic. The foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive.
The District goes blue
The District has joined the #LightItBlue movement to show support to first responders and health care workers. The movement features well-known landmarks and buildings nationwide that are illuminated to honor those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
The shopping center at 2240 Village Walk Drive in Henderson began lighting palm trees in blue Wednesday and plans to continue through May. The trees along The District’s Main Street are lighted daily starting at dusk.
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