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Day of Hope raises $106K for families in need in Las Vegas

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 16:11:09-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Central Church in Henderson hosted the Day of Hope on June 17.

13 Action News teamed up with Hope For The City to give food to anyone who needs it in the Las Vegas valley.

Throughout the day, the organization accepted donations from businesses throughout the valley who wanted to contribute.

Donations were received from Union Village, Kelley Jones Hospitality, State Farm, US Bank, Violette’s Vegan Cafe, Mass Media, 13 Actions News and Scripps, GF Fire, Threads of ENVy, and GGRM Law Firm.

Here in Southern Nevada, the number of people going without food on a daily basis has risen steadily during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since March 16, Hope For The City has helped 387,638 individuals, with 4,543,184 lbs. of food at more than 165 government-approved pop up locations around the Las Vegas valley, with home deliveries to senior citizens and the immune-compromised and with food drops to hospital personnel and first responders throughout Las Vegas.

They have made more than 5,000 home deliveries with groceries and much-needed supplies to senior citizens and the immune-compromised. Thanks to our generous viewers and local businesses, Day of Hope raised $106,175 to help families in need in Las Vegas.

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Many people in Las Vegas are still out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As thousands ask for food and supplies, join 13 Action News and Hope for the City to turn the tables on hunger in Southern Nevada.

Hope for the City is made up of a collective group of Las Vegas-based residents, businesses, and nonprofits who have all partnered together to meet the needs of people during these challenging times.

13 Action News will be live across the valley this Wednesday, June 17, as we raise funds to feed local families.

Every dollar will provide relief and hope to our neighbors who need it most.

To help, visit hopeforthecity.tv/donate.

Together, we can make a difference!

Check back for continuing coverage of A Day of Hope! 13 Action News will be at Central Church all day. To watch the latest interviews, check out the videos in the player above.