News January 19, 2017
Convoy of Hope Brings Together Organizations in the Las Vegas Community

In November, Convoy of Hope Las Vegas Community Event was held as a collaborative effort among Convoy of Hope, community churches, businesses and organizations to bring important services to those in need in the community through free groceries, health screenings, job fairs, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, games and activities for kids.  The all-volunteer event mobilizes residents to serve and make a difference in their community.   

The project was recommended by a Team Member who is a member of the church that sponsors the local outreach.  As part of the ongoing commitment to assist causes important to the properties, The Venetian and The Palazzo hosted the volunteer pep rally two days prior to the event at the Sands Expo.  Approximately 100 volunteers from The Venetian and The Palazzo attended the event and were able to give 10,104 guests who attended a "day of hope" by handing out groceries, hygiene kits and other donations supplied by local organizations.   

Below are some of the statistics from the event: 

30 Participating Area Churches

124 Participating Area Organizations

2,500 Thanksgiving Turkeys Distributed

4,500 Served a Hot Turkey Meal with all the extras

20,000 Bags of Groceries Distributed

1,511 Women Served by National Breast Cancer Foundation

3,234 Children's Shoes Distributed

2,250 Women's Shoes Distributed 

1,600 Gardens in a Bag Distributed

884 Guests photo taken in 380 Family Portraits

238 Haircuts by 50 Stylists

 

Over 1,000 Health Services Provided:

200 Physicals

170 Dental Checks

108 Vision Checks

97 HIV Tests

8 Pregnancy Tests

355 Walgreens Flu Vaccinations

 

277 Received Job and Career Services by 8 Organizations and 2 Employers:

44 Resumes

42 Interviews

 

15,000 Plum Products Served to 1,511

2,912 Served by 42 Community Service Organizations

144 Veterans Served by 9 Veterans Agencies

4,045 Guests Received Prayer

38 Salvations

89 Guests Requested Follow-up