On December 9, 2023, CCBA members Ben Gordon and Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers volunteered to give away rescue blankets to people who attended the dinner service at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. This year, the CCBA has delivered 600 standard relief blankets to local organizations that serve unhoused people in need. The CCBA gifted 120 fleece blankets to each of these organizations:
- Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
- Las Vegas Rescue Mission
- The Salvation Army Veteran Services
- The Shade Tree
- U.S. VETS
The gifts of warmth were made possible by Mark’s Blanket the Homeless Program, an annual community outreach effort of the Clark County Bar Association.
We are grateful for your support
Numerous kind individuals contributed money this year to help with the blanket purchase, including:
- Amanda Stevens
- Baylie Hellman
- Brad Lewis
- Kathy Clifford
- Lorien Cole
- Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers
- Michael Wendlberger
- Sandee Libby, in Memory of Mark S. Blackman
A number of other people donated in honor of Mark Blackman, the CCBA member who initiated the yearly outreach initiative for the community. A few people asked to stay nameless.
Help us buy more blankets next year
The CCBA is taking donations in preparation for the purchase of blankets in 2024. Please make a donation now at https://clarkcountybar.org/community-service-activities/blanket-the-homeless/.
Additionally, financial donations can be made via mail or phone call to: Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011. For check payments, please include a note that the donation is for “Blanket the Homeless.” Please note that donations to the CCBA are non-tax-deductible, as the CCBA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
Stephanie Abbott is the communications manager for the Clark County Bar Association. She serves as staff liaison to the CCBA’s Community Service Committee and helps organize community outreach activities for the bar association.