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Juan Salinas, Las Vegas, NV

  • August 7, 2020
  • COVID Voices
Americares Staff

Americares Staff

Especially when you have kids or you’re homeless, that is one less worry that you have. And as far as for us, the budget, it just allows us to give that extra help, where help is needed for the families or for the homeless individuals.

The thing is that, with the families and people that we distributed the stuff to — the clients — they were so thankful for it. It was just kind of like it put a smile on their face.

Last year at the census count, we had about 6,000 that are homeless. And we do go out on the street and count everybody that is homeless. So, there was probably about 6,000.

And I tell you, sometimes people think, it’s not much what I’m helping with or doing, but every little bit helps to continue to help those that are underserved.

Juan Salinas
Director of Social Services
The Salvation Army Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV