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Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

It's one thing to be in the military and constantly moving around the country. It's something quite different to be pregnant while your spouse is overseas and you're left living in a community far away from family and friends.

That is how Operation Showers of Appreciation got started. It's a way to support those military families who need a good friend to throw them a baby shower when they need it most. 

Again this year Operation Showers of Appreciation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be assisting more than 100 military moms with all the things they need as a new parent, or soon-to-be parent.

"To have the opportunity to support and lift up these mothers is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so they can focus on their mission," said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.

Law Enforcement Serves Barbecue for Special Olympics


Police from around southern Nevada are trading in their handcuffs for menus to benefit the Special Olympics Nevada

Officers from several different agencies will be serving as waiters at Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurants Friday. The money raised during the event will benefit the athletes in the Special Olympics. The Tip A Cop service is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here is a list of which agencies will be working at which restaurants:

Charity Event Offers Free Booster Seats

Charity Event Offers Free Booster Seats


Free booster seats for young children will be available on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday at a charity event.

In recognition of Black History Month, the third annual Free Booster Seats for Those in Need event will be held from 9 a.m. - noon,in the parking lot of the North Las Vegas Justice Court, 2428 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the northeast corner of Carey and MLK.

This event is being co-sponsored by North Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Natalie Tyrrell, Safe Kids Clark County, and the Black Ministers of Southern Nevada.

The free booster seats are designed for children who are 4 years of age or older who weigh at least 40 pounds. To receive the free booster seat, you must bring your child and vehicle to ensure proper installation. There are a limited number of booster seats available. The event will be first come, first served, so early arrival is recommended.

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention


Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.

Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.

The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.

The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.

The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year:

Mayweather Contributes to New Habitat for Humanity Project

Mayweather Contributes to New Habitat for Humanity Project


Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather presented a check Tuesday to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas to help with a new project that is set to start in June.

The project called Blitz Build 2012 will give a deserving family of five a new home in just five days. The house will be in the Vegas Heights area of North Las Vegas. Floyd contributed $50,000 to the effort.

"We truly appreciate Floyd's support in helping us to reach our mission of providing simple, decent, affordable homes for working families through Las Vegas," executive director Meg Delor said. "Habitat for Humanity's continuing efforts in neighborhoods such as Vegas Heights helps ensure that these communities will stabilize for everyone living there and bring new working families into the community."

The Salvation Army Renovates Homeless Shelter

The Salvation Army Renovates Homeless Shelter


The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada started work on a new emergency homeless shelter in North Las Vegas.

The charity is rehabbing a 12,500 square-foot building in the Lied Social Service Campus, 35 W. Owens Avenue. The renovations will provide the shelter with a new roof, improved locker and shower facilities and room for more beds. Construction is set to be finished by April. The homeless will be able to use the facility while it is under construction.

The money for the project came from Nevada Women’s Philanthropy.  The nonprofit has provided $2.1 million to 11 local groups since it was first created in 2006. 

Shop with a Cop Set for Saturday

Shop with a Cop Set for Saturday

North Las Vegas Police officers will be shopping alongside kids in need at the annual Shop with a Cop event.

The department is partnering with Target to let the children spend $200 on whatever they would like. The shopping event will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Target store at 2189 W. Craig Road. This year, more than 45 children are expected to shop with a cop.

The whole event starts with the arrival of Santa Claus and his wife in a parade of police vehicles. Santa and Mrs. Claus will take pictures with the kids before they start shopping. The children have been chosen from several organizations including Candlelighters of Southern Nevada, Make a Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, Positively Kids Foundation, and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.