The first Annual Family Fun Day/Fundraising Picnic for Medtyme Emergency Medical Relief Association will be held on Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Nature Discovery Park located in Aliante’s master-planned community in North Las Vegas.
MEMRA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization devoted to supporting individuals in need of medical assistance who do not have necessary health care insurance or resources.
MEMRA provides medical emergency relief assistance, support, resources and referrals.
This also includes providing medical equipment and supplies, whether new, used, rented, donated and discounted.
Rosalind Jamerson-Cobb, who is founding director of MEMRA and a resident of Aliante, said, “We’re on a mission to let people out there to know that help is here.
“Not all will get in touch with this cause, but if we can help seven people a month that’s seven better than none.
“When we think of a person not able to fill a prescription due to no insurance or lack of income, we consider it a major disaster.”
Jamerson-Cobb noted that MEMRA recently helped a family by paying two nights for their hotel stay and gas. The mother had surgery and was told she might not make it. The family had no place to stay and no money for travel to the hospital.
“These types of stories touch our hearts. There was no way we could not step in to help. This is what this mission is all about,” she said.
“Our first annual family fund day/fundraising picnic will be designed to promote personal interaction, drawing a great diversity of people with the common goal of working together, to help individuals in need by donating new, used or previously owned medical equipment for those with no medical support,” she said.
“The event will include great food, drinks, popcorn, magic shows, cartoon characters, kid’s jumpers, raffles, gift cards and fun activities for the whole family. The North Las Vegas Fire Department will also participate with activities for the children to enjoy. Organizing a special event like this is a fun way to provide social interaction, which bonds our community together by developing friendships and neighborhood spirit.”
Ultimately, this promotes the provision of mutual aid and support to our neighbors, neighboring communities or those in times of need when a medical emergency occurs.”
The picnic is free and open to the public. Monetary donations of any size will be accepted.
Monetary assistance and/or relief is awarded in the form of emergency or financial aid. MEMRA services are provided to individuals regardless of diagnosis, age, gender, religion, race or creed.
The organization was organized exclusively for charitable, medical emergency relief, or assisting purposes within the meaning of a 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. For more information call 586-4MED.
Nature Discovery Park is located at 2627 Nature Park Drive, near the southeast corner of Aliante Parkway and Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltay.
To reach the park, take U.S. Highway 95 north to Interstate 215. Exit East at Aliante Parkway and proceed south.
Four neighborhoods are offered by home builders within Aliante.
Prominence at Aliante, by Astoria Homes, is a private, gated neighborhood of two-story homes ranging from 2,830 to 4,449 square feet and priced from the low $400,000s.
Fields at Aliante, by Astoria Homes, offers four- and five-bedroom designs that range from 2,228 to 3,374 square feet and are priced from the low $300,000s.
Autumn Ridge, by Pardee Homes, is a gated neighborhood that offers a selection of one- and two-story homes ranging from 2,695 to 4,245 square feet and priced from the $400,000s.
Springdale, by Pardee Homes, is a gated neighborhood that offers a selection of one- and two-story homes ranging from 2,754 to 3,289 square feet and priced from the low $300,000s.
Aliante is a development of North Valley Enterprises LLC, an affiliate of American Nevada Co. and Pulte Homes. Encompassing more than 1,900 acres, the community is bordered roughly by Grand Teton Drive, Centennial Parkway, Decatur Boulevard and Clayton Street. I-215 intersects Aliante, providing easy access to I-15 and U.S. 95.
The Aliante Station Hotel and Casino is set to open in November on a 40-acre parcel at the northeast corner of I-215 and Aliante Parkway.
Information and details regarding new homes and neighborhoods in Aliante can be obtained at the Aliante Information Gallery.
The Gallery is located across from Nature Discovery Park and open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
To visit, take U.S. 95 north to the I-215 Exit East.
Head east on the I-215, exit at Aliante Parkway and proceed south.
Information can also be obtained at aliantehomes.com or call 866-787-2951.