News | January 19, 2017

Convoy of Hope Brings Together Organizations in the Las Vegas Community

Group at Convoy of Hope Las Vegas Community Event

 

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

Convoy of Hope Attendees
Convoy of Hope Attendees