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Charity Giving Away Coats for Kids in Need

Charity Giving Away Coats for Kids in Need

Kids impacted by domestic violence will be getting coats for the winter because of a coat drive in honor of a little girl who was a victim of violence.

The nonprofit group Safe Faith United is holding the Jade Morris Coat Drive through Tuesday at the agency's office, 1850 East Sahara Ave. 

Ten-year-old Jade Morris was stabbed to death last December. Her father's ex-girlfriend is accused of the crime. Her trial date is set for June.

Jade's mother will help distribute the gently used coats collected by the charity.

"You know I look forward to doing this every year. You know the community gave me so much when this happened to Jade, I just want to give something back," Te'juana Reeves said.  

For more information, call 586-1900 or go to sfuvictims.org.

Nonprofit Giving Away Second-Hand Store Merchandise Ahead of Move

A local nonprofit dedicated to victims and survivors of domestic violence is relocating its second-hand store and giving much of the merchandise in the store to survivors and their children.

Safe Faith United's Survivor Store and Training Center will be giving away most of the goods in the store and the donations it has received to families in need.

Anyone interested in the free clothing and household items must provide one of the following documentation:

  • Police Report
  • Protection Order
  • Letter from a shelter 
  • Other documentation indicating that the individual was a victim of domestic violence

They must also provide a valid Nevada ID. The donations will be available through Friday at the store at 2770 East Flamingo Road. Goods will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Young Man Killed in Crash

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Young Man Killed in Crash

A fundraiser is planned for Saturday for the family of the young man killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday evening.

According to Metro Police, at about 7 p.m., 19-year-old Angel Velasquez was riding a motorcycle near Sahara Avenue and Van Patten Street, when a Volkswagen ran into him. The driver of the car left the scene.

He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Velasquez was a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer, a program for young people interested in becoming law enforcement officers. He joined the Explorer team when he was 16 years old.

His fellow Explorers will be holding a car wash to raise money for funeral expenses. The car wash will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brake Masters on Windmill Lane and Easter Avenue.

Thrift Store Benefiting Victims of Violence Opens


A new thrift store is helping you help domestic violence victims in the valley.

The Survivors Store officially opened Friday morning near the corner of Flamingo Road and Eastern Avenue.

Proceeds from sales benefit Safe Faith United, a local organization that helps victims of violence.

Women who are victims of violence also get a chance to work at the thrift store and gain critical work skills. Organizers hope to train up to 40 women a year.

"Based on our experience as victims advocate, we realize that victims stay with abusers because they cannot provide for themselves and their children. If they can have own job and learn new skills, they have better chance to leave a relationship," Rebecca Ferreira with Safe Faith United said.

The Survivors Store is also accepting donations.

Police, Community Groups Partner on Family Event

Police, Community Groups Partner on Family Event


Metro Police will team with community organizations to provide a safe Easter event for families in a troubled area of Las Vegas.

Along with the 10,000 Kids Partnership, Shield Of Hope and various churches, police will offer what is called a “safe family day” with a message of non-violence. The event will feature a barbecue, games, egg hunt and live music.

It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Molasky Family Park, 1065 E. Twain (near Cambridge.) For more information, contact Pastor Troy Martinez with 10,000 Kids at 358-9222 or lv10000kids@yahoo.com.

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

Donation Brings Books to Rundle Elementary

Donation Brings Books to Rundle Elementary


A gift from a mining company will help improve students at an at-risk elementary school in Las Vegas.

Barrick Gold Corporation donated $50,000 to Spread the Word Nevada, a group working to improve literacy in southern Nevada.

The money will be used to fund Rundle Elementary School's participation in a program that provides free books each month to every student for the next two years. For some children, these books are the only ones they own.

Besides the books, the program also includes family literacy events to improve the reading skills of every member of the family. It also provides tutoring programs for struggling readers.

At a celebration of the donation set for January 25, each student will get five free books to take home with them.