COVID-19 has caused dramatic events to occur all around the world, with Las Vegas being no exception. Casinos and other businesses have temporarily shut their doors and laid off workers, events were cancelled, grocery stores cleaned out, and now even the school system has closed. Families all around Clark County are now facing financial instability, as well as other difficulties and hardships.
In order to help ease the burden of so many families affected by the virus, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help those in need. We hope the information listed below will be of some help in this difficult time.
If any people reading this need additional assistance besides what is offered below (i.e. someone to grocery shop for you, specific needed items, etc.), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the VGK Ladies will do what we can to mobilize our group and get you the assistance that you need.
Overall Financial Assistance
We found an amazing article by KTNV Las Vegas that lists some assistance offered by utility, government, phone, travel, and food. It is a wonderful resource that we suggest you all read first. You can find that article by clicking Here.
SNAP, Medical, or TANF benefits: https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/
HOPE LINK can help with emergency shelter, food, and help paying your heating bill. To help getting a job, planning a more secure future for your family, or a ride to the doctor, Hopelink can help you.
This facebook page offers great resources: https://www.facebook.com/helphopehome/?hc_location=ufi
Bartenders or servers:
While many businesses are closing their doors and downsizing their workforce, others are hiring.
Amazon will be hiring around 100,000 workers: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/
Smith’s Grocery: https://jobs.kroger.com/smiths-food-and-drug/go/Smith’s-Food-&-Drug/588300/
Bank of America: https://careers.bankofamerica.com/en-us/job-search?ref=search&search=jobsByCityState&city=Las%20Vegas&state=Nevada&country=United%20States&searchstring=Las%20Vegas,%20Nevada&start=0&rows=10
Naked City Pizza will be hiring delivery drivers: https://www.facebook.com/ncpslv/posts/4336205519738291?hc_location=ufi
CCSD is offering breakfast and lunch to all students at food distribution pods from 8am-11am. Students must be present to receive meals (per federal regulation).
The Just One Project offers food assistance to all people. Go to their mobile food pantries on Saturday, or call them Monday-Friday (702-462-2253).
Three Square provides food to 180 pantries in the Las Vegas area. These pantries offer free food to those in need. Click Here to find a pantry.
Need help finding grocery stores stocked with food? There’s a facebook group that offers this information, as well as families offering to share what they have: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195742548528311/?hc_location=ufi
If you need pet food, Rx, or vaccine assistance, contact the Animal Foundation, KEPPT, or StreetDogzLV.
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