LAS VEGAS, NV– CityServe Nevada announced today its launch in Clark County with the Voice of the Veteran organization and its Chairman Peter Palivos, which will take place on Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at the International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV), 8100 Westcliff Road, Las Vegas. The Nevada Veterans Giveaway Event, which will serve up to 1000 veterans with apparel and household items from the newly launched CityServe HUB, kicks off with a press conference at 10am. The event will be attended by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Nevada National Guard General Troy Armstrong, and many veteran leaders. All media are invited.
Paul Marc Goulet, President, CityServe Nevada:
“We look forward to serving the Las Vegas Veterans Community! My Father was a WWII Veteran, so this cause is very near and dear to my heart!”
CityServe Nevada will be securing a distribution warehouse that will house goods-in-kind (GIK) such as clothing, heaters, fans, blankets, furniture, mattresses, and other essential items provided by major retailers through CityServe. CityServe Nevada will receive and sort the GIK and then give to local PODs, or points of distribution, such as churches like ICLV and nonprofit organizations that will then distribute them directly to families in need. CityServe Nevada has already identified 50 churches and nonprofits that will serve as PODs and plans to expand its collaborative network in Clark County through the coming year.
Formed in 2017 in Bakersfield California, CityServe is a collaborative network of faith-based non-profits, corporate, retail, farm and food supply partnerships that provides resources and empowers them to make a greater impact in the world. Over 17.3 million USDA Farmers to Families food boxes were distributed through Faith-Based Community for Farmers to Families, facilitated by CityServe. In 2021, CityServe distributed $424 million worth of GIK—impacting more than 8 million people in the “Last Mile of Need.”
CityServe receives overstock or like-new returned merchandise from businesses such as Amazon, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s and other large national retailers. Its structure is unique in that it incorporates a grassroots effort in which PODs identify families in need, fill tangible needs with the GIK, and form relationships that offer help and hope
CityServe is a collaborative network of churches and community leaders who help those in need live better lives. CityServe empowers the local church to fulfill its purpose to overcome despair and transform lives by resourcing them with tangible goods and capacity building. CityServe brings the church to the table to address community challenges by offering long-lasting relationships that lead to transformation and has been designated a “Community of Faith and Opportunity” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information about CityServe and its initiatives, please visit https://cityserve.us/ or on social platforms @cityservehq. For more information about CityServe Nevada, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: CityServe, Official Website