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Las Vegas residents invited to sign banner showing support for Thousand Oaks

Posted: 5:45 PM, Nov 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 01:45:54Z

Clark County and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center are inviting Las Vegas-area residents to sign banners with messages of support for the community of Thousand Oaks, California.

RELATED: 1 October survivor dies in Thousand Oaks shooting

Clark County Commissioners Susan Brager and Lawrence Weekly, Resiliency Center staff and Clark County Fire Department representatives will sign two 8-foot-long banners at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Rotunda of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

The public is invited to sign the banners 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Government Center will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.

The banners feature an illustration of the Las Vegas Strip’s skyline and the words, “Las Vegas & Clark County Love & Support Thousand Oaks.” They also feature Clark County’s orange and blue “People First” logo and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center logo. The banners will be delivered to Thousand Oaks after Nov. 16.

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is offering support to 1 October survivors affected by the mass shooting that occurred in Thousand Oaks.

Staff is available by phone and for walk-in clients each day at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. Some victims of the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill were also survivors of the 1 October shooting that occurred in Las Vegas during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Mental health experts say reminders of mass violence can affect people in different ways and at different times, including hearing or seeing news about other violent events. The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is located at 1524 Pinto Lane and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. 

It can be reached by phone at (702) 455-2433 (AIDE) or toll-free at (833) 299-2433 and by email at: vegasstrongresiliencycenter@clarkcountynv.gov, website and Facebook .

A local support group for Route 91 survivors and family members meets the first Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center for Compassionate Care, 4131 Swenson St.