Right now, our community is facing a new and unprecedented challenge. While coming together in a time of need is nothing new for northern Nevada, doing so from afar is adding a layer of difficulty we have not previously encountered. Knowing that so many in our community have been affected by the COVID-19 mandates and that so much of the news has been focused on the harsh realities of the pandemic, we wanted to shine a light on the good some of our clients have been doing in their communities during this unprecedented time (while helping to flatten the curve).
THE ROW— Right now, some seniors in our community are afraid to leave their homes to get supplies they desperately need. Many seniors are also unable to afford basic necessities, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. THE ROW is asking the community to step up and help seniors in need by donating essential, non-food items at Stuff A Bus drive-by donation locations in Reno and Sparks. People who are dropping off donations are asked to stay in their vehicles. Volunteers following CDC recommendations will come get the donated goods from the vehicle. Donations can be made at The Reno Ballroom or Cornerstone Church, 1279 Baring Blvd. in Sparks on Friday, March 27 from 10am-4pm.
In addition, THE ROW also put together care packages for employees and their families affected by the statewide mandate to close non-essential businesses on March 19.
The Loft-– When The Loft Theatre was required to close in South Lake Tahoe, they donated all of the food in their kitchen to their employees. Employees were able to take perishable goods home to share with their families.
Bully’s Sports Bar and Grill– Foundry and Bully’s teamed up on March 24th to donate food to the Ronald McDonald House. Members of the Foundry team went and picked up food from Bully’s to drop off at the donation location, while practicing safe social distancing methods.
Bully’s also partnered up with Pure Barre Reno for a workout and date night encouraging the community to pick up dinner from a local restaurant after a workout for a chance to win free barre classes.
Eldorado Resorts Inc., has properties across the country making a difference in each of their cities. A few examples of Eldorado Resorts’ community giving includes: Tropicana Atlantic City, N.J. donated a truckload of food to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey – Southern Branch. Eldorado Scioto Downs, OH donated excess food after closing to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville, MO donated excess food to those in need in the area, including to the Boonville School District teachers and staff, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Bank. Eldorado Resort Shreveport, LA donated excess food to Northwest Louisiana Food Bank. Isle Casino Pompano, FL donated fresh food and supplies to Kids In Distress and Children’s Harbor, Inc and Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, IA donated excess food to the Food Rescue Partnership.
As you can see, we’re truly all in this together, and caring and community-focused organizations like those mentioned above have been able to make the lives of those affected both direct and indirectly by COVID-19 a little less challenging. Thank you to THE ROW, The Loft, Bully’s Sports Bar and Grill, ERI and all of the other awesome companies out there doing their part as we fight this virus!
We’d love to hear how you’re making a difference in your community. Reach out to us, or tag us in your social media posts. We know things are tough right now but let’s focus on all the good we are seeing in our communities.