LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The coronavirus has hit Southern Nevada hard. Many families are unemployed and struggling to put food on the table.
But we are Vegas Strong!
No one knows that better than the Vegas Golden Knights and HELP of Southern Nevada -- two giant forces in our community that stepped up this year to make sure 800 families had a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.
For our 13 Days and Knights of Giving, 10 players from the Vegas Golden Knights, including stars like Mark Andre Fleury, hauled fix-ins for a turkey dinner provided by HELP of Southern Nevada.
Players William Karlson, Mark Stone, Shay Theodore, Alex Tuck, Oscar Dansk, Brayden McNabb also worked hard so families like Alecia Lopez has a hot meal. Lopez says it's meant the difference between having a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for her family.
VGK players like Mark Stone say that's the main reason they play the game of hockey. As players, they can give back to the communities they serve.
With every great organization, you have great leaders at the top. That's why VGK Head Coach Peter DeBoer has stepped up to help.
DeBoer says it's been such a tough year for so many in Southern Nevada, if they can contribute in any way to make things better they are committed to doing that as an organization. He is proud of the turnout.
HELP of Southern Nevada offers services throughout the year to help those families and individuals in need. Joan Lima of Help of Southern Nevada says the nonprofit helps with homelessness, finding a job, emergency services, paying bills or putting food on the table.
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That's why HELP of Southern Nevada has been selected by the Vegas Golden Knights as a recipient of our 13 Days and Knights of Giving. Lima says HELP of Southern Nevada is so grateful for the honor.
To learn more about HELP of Southern Nevada visit helpsonv.org or call (702) 836-2130.
Learn more about the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation at nhl.com.
13 Days and Knights of Giving is sponsored by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.