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Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Henderson Fire Receives New Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Henderson Fire Receives New Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Henderson Fire Department owns three new high-tech carbon monoxide sensors thanks to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The department recently received the sensors, valued at more than $13,000, as part of a presentation at the Firehouse Subs location on South Eastern Avenue.

The Rad 57 detectors are capable of identifying carbon monoxide in the blood stream by using a non-invasive sensor that fits snuggly on the finger. This detection of the highly poisonous gas allows for immediate treatment and risk assessment.

Each Firehouse Subs restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to customers for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide funding, live-saving equipment and educational opportunities to aid first-responders.

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays


Tip-a-Cop and help the Special Olympics.

Police will being turning in their badges for serving trays for the annual Tip-a-Cop event to benefit the Special Olympics. The officers from Metro, North Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police, even School Police will be working as waiters at Applebee’s around the valley to raise money for the charity. Last year's event raise more than $35,000 dollars.

Special Olympics is a free, year-round sports training for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Dinner service starts at 5 o’clock until 9 o’clock tonight. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants and law enforcement agencies:

500 N. Nellis, Metro Northeast  Area Command

1635 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas Police

2070 N. Rainbow, Metro Northwest Area Command   

3501 S. Rainbow, Metro Enterprise Area Command    

Whole Foods to Donate Part of Sales to Charity

Whole Foods to Donate Part of Sales to Charity

Whole Foods Market in Henderson announced today that it has selected National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation as the recipient of its 2011 Whole Foods Market 5% Day.  On Wednesday, May 11, 5 percent of net sales from Whole Foods Market Henderson, located at 100 South Green Valley Parkway, will be donated to the National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation.

The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose core purposes are to provide education and services to the growing segment of the population who are adversely affected by everyday chemicals and toxins in our environment. 

Cupkates Donating Cupcakes to 12 Military Moms

Cupkates Donating Cupcakes to 12 Military Moms

Cupkates, a Las Vegas-based specialty bakery that delivers door to door, recently announced the opportunity for 12 military moms to win free cupcakes.

Cupkates would like to recognize the many women who raise families while their husbands serve tours in the military. The bakery is looking to make Mother’s Day special for 12 military moms by delivering two dozen mini-cupcakes. To nominate a military mom, send a 100-word summary as well as the nominator’s contact information (name and phone number) to cupkateslv@hotmail.com. Cupkates will choose the 12 military moms to honor.

The company is also offering Mother's Day specials. The Mother’s Day bouquet includes six (6) full-sized cupcakes, five (5) mini-sized cupcakes, four (4) white chocolate-dipped strawberries. Orders can be made with any combination of existing cupcake flavors.

Komen for the Cure Provides $340,000 Grant to St. Rose

Komen for the Cure Provides $340,000 Grant to St. Rose

Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada recently awarded two grants totaling nearly $340,000 to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals for its breast health programs.

The R.E.D. Rose (Responsible Early Detection) program, which provides cancer diagnostic screenings and treatment services to women and men 49 years of age and under, has received $300,000, while the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence have received $39,390 for its prosthesis program.

Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.