Charities

This year’s charity torch run recipients are

Las Vegas Fisher House and Goodwill of Nevada

 

Las Vegas Fisher House

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Their mission in part is to help improve quality of life for members of the military, retirees, veterans, and their families in the state of Nevada.

fisherhouse.org     702-791-9000

 

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

A non-profit organization that turns donations into new jobs and new careers for members of our local community. Their mission, in part is to provide education, employment and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and to maximize the quality of life for each individual served.

goodwill.vegas     702-214-2000

 

Other non-profit organizations represented this year

 

Kids’n’ Cancer

“Give your heart to a child”

The mission of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Philotochos Kids ‘n’ Cancer Ministry is to provide support for children afflicted with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Kids ‘n’ Cancer Camp Agape Ministry offers a life-changing, all-expense paid experience for children and their families. The kindness and caring that surrounds them offers and ideal environment for therapy and healing.

sfphiloptochos.org     702-221-8245

 

Driver’s Edge

Driver’s Edge is a non-profit organization which addresses youth driver education. A free half-day program for drivers ages 21 and younger (with a valid license or permit) that teaches real life emergency avoidance and response techniques and overall driver safety. Taught by true driving professionals through a unique combination of behind the wheel and classroom experiences, Edge was specifically developed to address the unacceptably high number of youth related automobile collisions and fatalities that occur each year.

driversedge.org     702-896-6482

 

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars USA

vfw.org