This morning at 7 am there was a line of more than 100 cars at North Las Vegas City Hall. No there wasn’t a big court case, no one needed to pay a utility bill or see the Mayor.
The line was for the 2,000 boxes of food that were being distributed to Las Vegans that were feeling the heat, not from sunshine here in The Valley…but from the Covid-19 pandemic. The cars had started lining up just before 3:30 am, and snaked through the building’s parking lot.
Cars drove up, showed a valid photo ID, and were given a box of food to help out with the crunch that many of us are feeling with the financial strains of Covid-19.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints donated and filled the boxes earlier in the week with all types of food. There was everything from canned chicken and rice to tuna and vegetables.
Juan Salinas, one of the Salvation Army’s directors said, “The need with COVID-19, people losing their jobs or being laid off or furloughed I think this will be very helpful.”
Sister Evans, a volunteer said, “It just helps you feel good and then also you just hope someone else would do that for you and so you do it for other people.”
The Salvation Army normally has an annual budget of 11 million dollars. However, Leslee Rogers, their Public Relations Officer said that the money has been used to help Las Vegans during this pandemic crisis and they are currently looking for supplemental funds to help with their various community service programs.
This is the main reason you’ll hear Jammin 1057’s concert to benefit the Salvation Army next week. “Jam-Athon” will air on Saturday, May 23rd at 5 pm on Jammin1057.com and our social media sites. The roughly 90-minute concert will be free to watch, however, we will be soliciting anyone to donate whatever they can to help the Salvation Army help others in our community.