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Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Ward 3 Residents Invited To Free Back-To-School Event Aug. 8
7:30 to 11 A.M. Saturday, Aug. 8, At Gary Reese Freedom Park
Ward 3 Councilwoman Olivia Diaz and a host of community partners invite the public to a drive-through back-to-school event for the entire family Saturday, Aug. 8, 7:30-11 a.m. at Gary Reese Freedom Park, located at 850 N. Mojave Road. Use the park’s Washington Avenue entrance. Free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to school-age children in kindergarten through grade 5 who are present, while supplies last. Also available at the event will be free back-to-school immunizations and valuable information on family health care, Medicare and Medicaid.
Those needing immunizations should be sure to bring their shot records with them. Upon arrival, families are advised to remain in their vehicles in order to assure safe social distancing. Please have your masks in place when interacting with the volunteers who will assist every family attending.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of our Ward 3 families without a job and with many unforeseen economic hardships,” said Councilwoman Diaz. “The back-to-school event will assist at a time when it’s most needed. I’m extremely grateful for all the community partners who joined to help provide much needed school supplies and immunizations for our children.”
The event is made possible through the support of the city of Las Vegas, Silver Summit Health Plan, Southwest Injury Law, Consulado de México en Las Vegas, El Concilio Hispano Media, Fiesta 87.7 FM, Girl Scouts, La Casa del Inmigrante, Latin Chamber of Commerce, LaVozdeNevada.com, Lotus Broadcasting, Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus, NReal Media, NV Energy Foundation, Southern Nevada Health District, Nevada Health Link, Nevada Institute For Children’s Research & Policy, Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition, UNLV School of Public Health and Univision Las Vegas.