Las Vegas Attorney Rallies Las Vegas Legal Community To House US Veterans By Christmas Eve 2013
Local Las Vegas Attorney rallies Las Vegas legal community to house U.S. Veterans by Christmas Eve, 2013 at Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas
By: Arnold Stalk, PhD
On Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24, 2013, Attorney Skaggs and his Seek Justice Foundation will hopefully place another 20 homeless individuals at Veteran's Village -- with first priority going to homeless veterans. Various individuals have donated sums ranging from $20.00 to $500 to help house these homeless persons. Veteran's Village has graciously agreed to a reduced rate of $500 for 5 weeks housing from December 24, 2013 -- January 31, 2014. Once placed, volunteers with the Seek Justice Foundation will work closely with these homeless individuals to help them re-enter the workplace, get medical care including mental healthcare, provide clothing and employment training so that these individuals can transition to become self-sufficient.
When asked about this work, Las Vegas Attorney William Kerry Skaggs explained the motivation of this group: "As every one of my volunteers will tell you, we are the ones that receive the blessing when we volunteer our time to help the homeless transition to permanent housing. Suddenly, your problems appear much smaller. I know I speak for all my volunteers in saying that you will be forever changed -- for the better -- when you lend a helping hand to a homeless person, especially a homeless veteran. Come join us and see for yourself."
INTERVIEW: Veterans will be on hand for interviews who are residing at Veterans Village for media interviews to be held at 11:00 am.
WHEN: December 24, 2013
WHERE: Veterans Village Las Vegas, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
About Veterans Village:
Veterans Village is located at 1150 Las Vegas Boulevard in a repurposed Econo Lodge motel. It serves as a temporary housing facility for U.S. veterans and their families and provides a comprehensive and holistic roster of services to help vets heal and succeed. Services are provided through public and private collaborative partnerships with community organizations and government agencies and include housing, nutrition, life skills training, employment training and referrals, continuing education and degree programs, exercise training, medical services, mental health counseling and special veteran-centric activities and events. Veterans Village is managed by SHARE, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1994 by Arnold Stalk and Karin Rogers to provide affordable housing for individuals in need. SHARE oversees all operations of services for Veterans Village residents. www.vvlv.org (http://www.vvlv.org).