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Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

This Saturday, Liberty Tax Service will be hosting a blood drive at the location in the Saver's Shopping Center. United Blood Service will be on hand with their mobile unit to collect blood. Currently, Southern Nevada needs 250 donors a DAY to meet the needs of local hospitals, and USB is hoping 100 people will donate at Saturday's drive.

The Blood Drive is geared to be a family friendly event, with refreshments, cotton candy, and a jump house to entertain kids while parents give blood. Three Squares will be on hand to collect food donations, and other community partners will be holding giveaways. All blood donors will also be entered into a raffle, and receive a ticket for a free Lake Mead Midday cruise.

The blood drive will take place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday March 12th at the Liberty Tax Service in the Saver's Shopping Center, 3131 N. Rancho Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas NV 98130

12th Annual Raul Elizondo Day at Elizondo Elementary School March 9th

12th Annual Raul Elizondo Day at Elizondo Elementary School March 9th

This Wednesday, March 9th, is the 12th Annual Raul Elizondo Day at Elizondo Elementary School. Elizondo Elementary School was named after fallen officer Raul Elizondo, who was killed in the line of duty on January 30th, 1995. On Wednesday, the North Las Vegas Police Department will be joined by police officers from all over Southern Nevada for Raul Elizondo Day, which will involve classroom activities, police demonstrations, a parade of emergency response and public safety vehicles, and a ceremony honoring Raul Elizondo.

Events begin at 8:15. Elizondo Elementary School located at 4865 Goldfield Street in North Las Vegas.

Liberty Tax Service offers Free Tax Prep for Teachers and School Employees through March 6th!

Liberty Tax Service offers Free Tax Prep for Teachers and School Employees through March 6th!

Liberty Tax Services are hosting "Educator Appreciation Days", now through March 6th, as a way to support all of those who help educate our children. All area teachers, school employees, and school bus drivers are being offered free tax preparation at Liberty if they are a new customer!

"Employees involved in educating our children deserve a tax break," said Randall Brody of the Liberty Tax Service on Maryland Parkway. "We have 'Appreciation Days' to show our respect for the teaching profession and those employed by the schools."

Liberty Tax Service can be found at the following North Las Vegas location:

Burn up the Trails for the “Down Under Run”

Burn up the Trails for the “Down Under Run”

Many people know that Australia has been hit by debilitating floods this year, which have caused huge amounts of damange throughout the country. To help support the flood relief efforts, the North Las Vegas Fire Department is holding the "Run for Down Under", a 5K fun run and 1 mile walk this Saturday! The run will be held at the Sandstone Ridge Park, and all members of the community are encouraged to participate. Registration is $20, and can be done the morning of the race. Spend your morning getting in a good workout and supporting a good cause!

The "Run for Down Under" will take place Saturday, March 5th at 9am in the Sandstone Ridge Park, 1611 West Hammer Lane, North Las Vegas, NV

Lincoln Elementary 23rd School Adopted by Children's Literacy Program

Lincoln Elementary 23rd School Adopted by Children's Literacy Program

Students at Lincoln Edison Elementary School in North Las Vegas were surprised by two assemblies on February 25th, where they learned their school had been adopted by Spread the Word Nevada. Spread the Word Nevada is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting children's literacy, and this idea was met with great enthusiasm by the students at Lincoln!

The assemblies introduced the students to the Kids to Kids program, which encourages reading and book ownership, and explained about all the joys of reading. The assembly concluded with each student receiving a reading bag and five books. Through the program, 685 Lincoln students will receive monthly book distributions and access to family literacy services.

New Nevada Public Computer Center Opens for Business at the Latin Chamber of Commerce!

New Nevada Public Computer Center Opens for Business at the Latin Chamber of Commerce!

A brand new Nevada Public Computer Center is open, and will have a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on March 7th!  The new center is located at the Latin Chamber of Commerce, and will be open to all members of the community. The Las Vegas Urban League has teamed up with the Latin Chamber of Commerce to open the new center in the community, which will provide Internet access as well as computer classes, job training, resume workshops, and other seminars.

The new center is located at the LCC headquarters, 300 North 13th Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101. For further information about the Computer Centers, please visit http://www.nvpcc.org/ or call 702-608-5245

AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors to Help Las Vegas Family

AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors to Help Las Vegas Family

A Las Vegas family is going to be getting a free home renovation, compliments of the AGC's Operation Opening Doors. The Rotta family has a sixteen year old daughter that suffers from a very rare form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, that can cause her to have thousands of seizures every day. This makes it very difficult for her to safely move around the family's split level home. During the weekend of March 19th, members of the AGC will renovate the Rotta's home to make everything wheelchair accessible, creating a safe environment that will allow the Rotta family to care for their daughter more easily. To learn more about the project and the Rotta family, click here.