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Day of Service

The Democratic Party’s Organizing for America is holding a Day of Service today in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Carson City and Sparks.

The Southern Nevada events include volunteers going door-to-door to urge support for health reform.

Details below.

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

TODAY: Organizing for America Launches “Serve Nevada” Community Service Program 
Volunteers will collect clothing and food, Clean up schools, Build support for health reform 
in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Reno and Sparks

Nevada Organizing for America (OFA), a grassroots project of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) dedicated to supporting President Obama’s agenda for change, is launching its “Serve Nevada” program TODAY with community service events and activities across the Silver State. “Serve Nevada” will provide Nevadans with the tools they need to organize service events to help their communities.

This weekends service events coincide with national “Make a Difference Day,” an initiative started by USA Weekend Magazine. “Make a Difference Day” is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. It is one of the most widely recognized days of service and has become a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors.

OFA is committed to building on and strengthening the historic grassroots network created during them 2008 presidential campaign. Since last June, OFA has been building grassroots support for health insurance reform. On June 27, OFA coordinated a national day of service with over a thousand health reform service events in all 50 states. In Nevada, events included blood drives and healthy canned food drives. In recent weeks, Nevada OFA has been hosting events with doctors and health care professionals who have highlighted their personal experience with America’s broken health care system. OFA has held nearly 20,000 events in all 50 states and every congressional district encouraging support for President Obama’s plan for health insurance reform.

“Serve Nevada” events happening across the Silver State: 

CARSON CITY

Warm for the Winter Clothing Drivefor Rural Center for Independent Living and Do Drop In

When: TODAY from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
What: Volunteers will be collecting warm weather gear – mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, sleeping bags, etc. – to benefit to the Rural Centerfor Independent Living and Do Drop In.
Where: Collection table in front of Smith’s grocery store 
599 E. William Street
Carson City, NV 89701

HENDERSON

Health Reform Canvass & Donation Drive for The Shade Tree Shelter 

When: TODAY at 9:30 AM (Volunteers will meet from 9:30-10:00AM before walking the neighborhood).
What: Volunteers will go door-to-door to build support for health insurance reform. Along the way, volunteers will collect goods to benefit the Shade Tree, a shelter for the homeless and women and children in crisis. 
Where: Silver Springs Park (across the street from the community center)
1951 Silver Springs Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89074

LAS VEGAS

Canvass for a Cause

When: TODAY at 10:30 AM (Volunteers will meet from 10:30-11:00AM before walking the neighborhood).
What: Volunteers will go door-to-door to raise awareness about breast cancer, domestic violence and health insurance reform. 
Where: Nevada State Democratic Party Office
1210 S. Valley View
Las Vegas, NV 89102

RENO

Warm for Winter Clothing and Blanket Drive

When: TODAY from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
What: Volunteers will be gathering gently used blankets and coats to benefit Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet, which serves the homeless throughout Reno. 
Where:The Snowflake Pavilion at Idlewild Park
1900 Idlewild Dr.
Reno, NV 89502

School Clean & Paint Touch Up

When: Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
What: Volunteers will repaint the ground arrows to ensure that directional arrows are bright and visible to improve safety for students.
Where: DoubleDiamondElementary School 
1200 South Meadows Parkway
Reno, NV 89521

SPARKS

Warm for the Winter Food and Clothing Drive for Evelyn Mount’s & Good Shepherd Clothes Closet

When: Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
What: Volunteers will be collecting food and gently used blankets and coats to benefit Evelyn Mount’s Community Outreach for the homeless and the Good Shepherd Clothes Closet.
Where: Scolari Grocery Store, 1300 Disc Drive
Sparks, NV 89436

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