NFL Superstar Steven Jackson Makes a Substantial Commitment To Veterans Village Las Vegas
Stage is set to open Veterans Village #2 through a public/private partnership with The City of Las Vegas, Clearinghouse CDFI and Mr. Steven Jackson to house and provide 24/7/365 services to 204 United States Veterans.
Steven Jackson a native of Las Vegas, NV played football for Eldorado High School and graduated from Vo-Tech. He has enjoyed a 12 year career in the NFL, and once again brings a portion of his success back to his hometown by making a significant contribution to Veterans Village in Downtown Las Vegas to be used for the acquisition of its second campus located at 50 N. 21st Street in Downtown Las Vegas, NV.
With the growing concern throughout the country about Veteran homelessness there is a crucial need for affordable housing. Mr. Jackson is committed to serving those that have served our country so valiantly and making a difference in his hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Together with Mr. Jackson's commitment and a comprehensive team of public and private partners Veterans Village Las Vegas' master plan for affordable housing for United States Veterans is well underway.
Earlier this year, Veterans Village announced their master plan to house homeless United States Veterans in Las Vegas. The master plan includes the construction of two additional facilities that will provide housing and services for our veterans in need. Upon completion of the construction of the second campus an additional 204 units will be available for Veterans in need and their families. Additionally with the completion of the third site the master plan will increase the total number of living units offered by Veterans Village to 376 units.
EVENT DATE: August 23, 2016
EVENT TIME: 10:00 am
WHERE: Veterans Village #1, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
MEDIA INTERVIEWS: Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Steven Jackson and United States Veterans.
Special musical tribute to our United States Veterans by Jason Ebs of Jet Velocity and Ecotonic (http://jetvelocityrocks.com/
This public/private partnership is comprised of:
· The City of Las Vegas
· Mr. Steven Jackson
· NV Energy
· The Crossing Church and numerous other local businesses and volunteers in the community.
Steven Jackson quote:
"Las Vegas is home for me. Although I've had the privilege of going away for college and playing for multiple teams representing several cities during my 12 year career, the one thing that hasn't changed for me is home. Las Vegas is where I was born, it's where I was raised and where I've spent every off season. Whenever, I can do something so significant as this in my community I'm honored and humbled. For me, this was a little personal; If this helps me honor and thank my father and grand father who are both veterans along with all the men and women who serve and fight for our freedom it is my pleasure and I'm beyond grateful for their service and sacrifice".
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman quote:
"Arnold and Veterans Village have been a force in helping Las Vegas to bring the number of homeless veterans in our community to functional zero," Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. "It is amazing that now, through the generosity of so many who care so much and want to help and in particular the incredible support of one of our home grown sports stars, we will have a second Veterans Village to offer even more services and housing for our veterans."
Arnold Stalk quote:
"We are humbled, honored and grateful that Mr. Jackson has stepped up and help us complete our financing to open Veterans Village #2. This is truly a public/private partnership to end United States Veteran homelessness"
SHARE/Veterans Village Mission Statement
Veterans Village is dedicated to the creation of an environment that is home to United States Veterans. This is a unique and innovative approach to holistic and comprehensive housing with 24/7/365 crisis intervention center intensive support services. Public and private collaborative partnerships have been created to provide supplies and services to residents including housing, medical and mental health services, employment training, referrals and placements, food pantry/nutrition programs and transportation to the VA Hospital and primary care clinics.
For Interviews/ Photo Opportunities please contact Dr. Arnold Stalk, PhD, Founder Veterans Village / SHARE
Arnold Stalk, PhD