Over 95 volunteers including a few Jameson Fellows, came together on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission to conduct a variety of tasks that included cleaning windows, packaging emergency food kits, organizing the food pantry and thrift store, to the most visible of giving, the painting of a new colorful and uplifting mural located at the entrance of the Rescue Mission. The annual Downtown Cares event is sponsored by numerous organizations such as Zappos, Northcap, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. The Moonridge Group considers it a privilege to join fellow sponsors and partners each year to join individuals from a variety of backgrounds and interests who share a passion to help our local non-profit organizations. It was an “all hands-on deck” morning where people of all ages worked together to accomplish in four hours what it would take Las Vegas Rescue Mission staff weeks to complete. Throughout the scrubbing, packing, lifting, organizing, and painting, a palpable buzz was felt among all volunteers – the feeling of what can be accomplished when humans roll up their sleeves in a united effort. The uplifting new mural designed by Victoria Hart from Pink Kitty Creative will forever brighten the neighborhood and help to provide some comfort to the hundreds who visit the mission each day. Thank you to all those who volunteered and to the amazing staff of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission who are truly the silent heroes of our community.
The Jameson Fellowship focuses on leadership and recognizes individuals – of diverse ages, races, backgrounds, sectors, and organizations - for their contributions to southern Nevada. The Fellowship is an investment in relationships and aims to build a solid and connected leadership base across the nonprofit sector.