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Nevada nonprofit starts GoFundMe to help deaf community

Posted: 11:23 AM, May 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-02 18:23:24Z

Find money or consider closing their doors. Those are the options the Deaf Centers of Nevada are facing.

"It would be so sad, honestly the deaf community would be homeless, basically, it would just be disastrous." they said.

The state recently cut the funding for the Deaf Centers of Nevada and their grant has gone from $1.6 million to $1.4 million. The decrease may not seem like a lot to some people but for a program that has experienced 70% growth over the past two years it's a major blow.

"We're seeing clients in the kitchen, we're seeing clients in the board room, we're seeing clients in petitions and VP stations – that's not ideal," says DCN Executive Director Kevin Carter.

The center has turned to a GoFundMe page to raise funds in hope that they'll be able to keep their doors open.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DCN GOFUNDME PAGE