The Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross will partner with HOPE worldwide and other community partners on September 14, for a day of service and remembrance honoring those affected by the events of September 11, 2001.
Volunteers will provide service by canvassing fire-prone areas of the Las Vegas Valley with information about fire safety. The canvassing will be from 8am to 1pm. They will go door to door in an effort to start conversations with members of the community and distribute literature to those who are not home. Volunteers will provide valuable education and create awareness of the threats of home fires that occur every 23 hours on average in Southern Nevada. They will instruct members of the community on what they can do to prevent personal disaster.
To commemorate the anniversary of September 11th, volunteers will honor victims from the attacks by wearing a pin labeled with the names of individuals who lost their lives. They will further provide service to the firefighters who protect us by distributing cards and notes of gratitude to pre-identified fire stations throughout North Las Vegas, the City of Las Vegas, the City of Henderson and Clark County.
Other partner organizations are scheduled to participate. Partners include various Chambers of Commerce, high school Key Clubs, Red Cross Clubs from elementary to university levels, ROTC clubs, faith-based groups, Girl/Boy Scouts, first responders like Police and Fire Cadets, and volunteer groups such as Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Volunteers will be departing from 4 area fire stations:
- City of Henderson Fire Station 95, 2300 Pebble Rd.
- Clark County Fire Station 33, 865 E. Desert Inn
- City of North Las Vegas Fire Station 51, 2626 E. Carey Avenue
- City of Las Vegas Fire Station #4, 421 S. 15th Street
Go to the following site, and sign up for the station near you!