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One Day Left to Donate to Boy's Donation Drive

One Day Left to Donate to Boy's Donation Drive


A 9-year-old Boulder City boy is inspiring hundreds of people to help the homeless.

For five years now, Blaze Trumble has been setting up donation boxes around Boulder City asking for jacket and blanket donations to give to those in need.

Last year, his family collected more than 700 items to hand out at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. This year, they're hoping for 900.

 Blaze started his effort on this fifth birthday, which is November 25.  

"When I was 5, I wanted to do something to help others instead of get gifts for myself. So, when I had a party, I asked my friends to bring some blankets and stuff over," Blaze said.

There is still time to donate. The Trumbles will be picking up all the donation boxes at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Some locations include Albertsons grocery store in Boulder City, and the Harley-Davidson stores in Henderson and Las Vegas.

Boulder City Boy Again Gathers Donations for Homeless

Boulder City Boy Again Gathers Donations for Homeless


There are just a few days left to contribute to a young Boulder City boy's effort to help the homeless. Blaze Trumble is only 9 years old, but he is collecting blankets and jackets for the homeless of southern Nevada.

Blaze first started the effort when he was just 5 years old. He told his family that for his birthday, which is November 25, he wanted to help the homeless. During last year's drive, he collected 600 blankets and jackets. He hopes to collect even more this year.

There are collection bins at the following Boulder City businesses:

  • Boulder City Albertsons
  • Boulder Dam Credit Union
  • Christian Center Church
  • The Coffee Cup
  • Plaza Realty

Donation boxes will be picked up on Tuesday. Blaze and his family will distribute the blankets and jackets to those in need at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission Wednesday.

Boulder Creek Golf Club Hosts Veterans' Home Benefit


The Nevada Veterans Assistance League will hold its annual golf tournament at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive. The tournament is Saturday, June 9.

The tournament benefits the residents of the Nevada State Veterans Home Boulder City. The home is an 82,000-square-foot facility that can house up to 180 veterans, their spouses or Gold Star parents.

 The benefit tournament will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start. The registration deadline has passed, but there are opportunities for sponsorship by calling (702) 332-6741.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Eyewear Store Hosts Benefit for St. Jude's Ranch for Children


An eyewear store on the Las Vegas Strip will be hosting a benefit for a charity based in Boulder City.

RetroSpecs & Co will host an event 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The event will feature live entertainment, food from STK and wine. It is open to the public. Half of all the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s. The eyewear store is inside the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. It focuses on using the designs from history, but makes them with modern materials.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children provides a home-like environment for abused, abandoned and neglected kids around southern Nevada.  

Boulder City Home to Charity Golf Tournament


Organizers of a charity golf tournament hope to hit the $1 million mark for this year’s tournament in Boulder City.

To date, the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global has raised nearly $950,000 in support of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Now, organizers are announcing the 14th annual event, the "Drive for $1 Million."

Read more at Marketwatch.com.

Share A Bottle of Wine and Help a Golden Retriever

Share A Bottle of Wine and Help a Golden Retriever

In partnership with Benefit Wines, Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada is introducing their new line of charity wines - GOLDEN RESCUE RESERVE - a lineup of six estate-grown imported wines.

These wines are imported from Lontue Valley, Chile and Catalunya, Spain. A significant portion of the purchase price is donated to Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada in their continuing charitable efforts to provide veterinary care, food and temporary shelter for abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted golden retrievers and to locate people to provide permanent homes for these animals. 

To learn more about our wines please visit:  http://www.benefitwines.com/grrsn_s/226.htm?Click=1617 or http://www.grrsn.org/page/page/1011528.htm and click on Benefit Wines.