Relay for Life of Pahrump
A member of our Pahrump legal team was recently presented with two certificates for all of the support that she and the law firm offers to the local chapter of Relay for Life throughout the year.
These community events not only honor the memory of lost loved ones, they also show support to survivors of all types of cancers. Additionally, proceeds brought in by the event help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
You can join us in giving back and helping the American Cancer Society take action against cabcer! Volunteer your time, make a donation, or participate in a Relay near you.
How to Get Involved in 2018!
The 2018 Relay for Life of Pahrump is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13th at Ian Deutch Park (1600 Honeysuckle St.) from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The event schedule includes:
- Opening Ceremony
- Survivor/Caregiver Walk
- Luminaria Ceremony
- Closing Ceremony
Contact Lynne Johnston at our Pahrump law office for more details about our involvement with Relay for Life of Pahrump by calling 702-877-1500.
Valentine’s Day Veterans Village Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
We are proud to be partnering with Veterans Village Assisted Living for their ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, February 14 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Multiple local dignitaries are said to be in attendance to this event, including Keynote Speaker Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
Veterans Village is a nonprofit assisted living home for veterans who served our country. This will be the opening of their 3rd campus. The amount of homeless Veterans in America is shocking and saddening which is why Veterans Village is such a worth while organization. It’s important to give back to those men and women who have given up so much to serve our country and fought for our freedom. The Veterans Village mission is “Serves Those Who Have Served with Respect and Dignity
To keep with the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we ordered 100 red roses have been ordered to be passed out to all of the women in attendance along with 250 cupcakes from The Cupcakery. Why not spend the designated “day of love” giving back and showing love to those in need? This is a great organization and we hope our community embraces it as much as we have!
Philanthropic Philosophy Fuels Champion Center’s Back-to-School Event
A few days before school started our GLGB team sponsored the Champion Center’s “Hope Las Vegas” Back-to-School event. Our Las Vegas injury team was attracted to the Champion Center’s community outreach philosophy of loving their community, which was demonstrated at the event where they admonished volunteers to consider the visitors as “honored guests” and not visitors. This one-word description set the mood for the entire event whereby visitors felt welcomed as “honored guests.” A wise man once said that “the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart;” and the heart of the volunteers made the difference between a good and a great community outreach event.
Another great saying is that “actions speak louder than words.” The results from the event reveal the Champion Center’s commitment to love on its “guests,” where the mindset led to action where over 4,000 backpacks were given to needy children, 200 received haircuts, and 128 received free medical treatment. Every one of the thousands of guests received the love-of Christ through the hands and hearts of the volunteers who were committed to loving their neighbors as honored guests.
Like the Champion Center, we at Glen Lerner Gives Back are committed to giving back to the neighborhoods where our clients live. The lawyers and support staff of our Las Vegas personal injury firm came out in force to join the Champion Center volunteers as together we served thousands of our neighbors. A good epitaph of the event can be summed up as “neighbors helping neighbors.” As our organization’s name suggests, we believe the heart of a champion is always focused on giving back!
The Champion Center
The Champion Center’s motto is “loving God, and loving others,” and the back-to-school event was a beautiful illustration of this motto in action. The Champion Center is located at 3900 East Bonanza in East Las Vegas near the Nellis office of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys. For more information, please go to their website at: www.championlv.com
The Boys and Girls Club “Tween Room” Makeover
Just one mile west of the Las Vegas strip and nestled in the center of a residential neighborhood is the headquarters for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada. To the casual passerby, the Lied Memorial Clubhouse located on 2850 Lindell Road doesn’t look like much is happening inside but each day hundreds of underserved youth take refuge there.
Recently, our Las Vegas injury lawyers learned that the club was in need of support to create an age appropriate activity space for youth ages 10-12. Tomarco Glasper, the club’s director explained that these rooms are an important component of their programming. Providing fun and age appropriate spaces for these kids enhances their experience at the club. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys agreed to help.
The project was a true community effort. Our law firm provided the funds needed to purchase equipment such as big screen TV’s, game controllers, sound bars and video games. Local artist Anne Mazzola joined us by purchasing and hand painting over two dozen canvasses with art work that appeal to this age group. The local youth and the Boys and Girls Club staff also helped by assembling equipment and by putting things in place. Together and in a short period of time, we were able to transform a dull space into a “Tween” worthy activity room.
On July 11th, 2017 we celebrated the completion of this project with an official unveiling. The kids loved the space! We enjoyed watching the smiles on each of their faces as they moved throughout the room trying out all the new activities.
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys thanks, The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada for the opportunity to serve and wish them continued success in their mission to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
There are 14 Boys and Girls Clubs located throughout Southern Nevada. They offer programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
For more information, please visit their website at: www.bgcsnv.org.
Hoving Home Serves Up Hope in Las Vegas
The classic Julia Robert’s movie entitled “Pretty Woman,” is most certainly a popular story of redemption, but sadly the Hollywood glamorization of prostitution is far from reality. The reality is that far too many young girls and women fall prey to the appearance of finding a better life succumb to a life of drug abuse and prostitution, which almost always ends in shattered lives and sometimes death.
Just a mile east of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip lies the Hoving Home, where hope is served 365 days a year. Over the past several months, the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers, staff, and other members of the Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys Community Outreach team has made several visits to learn about Hoving Home’s current needs and to explore opportunities for our personal injury firm to be of support. Seeing first-hand the real-life transformation of Hoving Home residents, where despair and brokenness are exchanged for hope and wholesome living, inspired us to get involved and to become advocates for the important work taking place there. It is Glen Lerner‘s hope that others will be inspired to give back to the community as well.
My name is Tara. I’m 23 years old. I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I had a great childhood, however, with growing up, my curiosity grew stronger and stronger. My curiosity led me to relationships with men and experimenting with any drug that I came across. My life soon consisted of money, drugs and doing any and everything to get my hands on it. I was in and out of jail and became a slave to the fast lifestyle. The drugs consumed my mind, body, and soul. I was an exotic dancer to support my habit which eventually led to prostitution.
I was lost, hopeless and ashamed on so many levels. Eventually, I wound up in jail facing felony charges and prison time. For the first time in my life, I cried out to God. I begged Him for a chance to change and to never go back to the way I was living. By the grace of God, I came to the Walter Hoving Home and was given the chance to change. I have learned to surrender my past and am no longer defined by what I have done or who I thought I was. I now have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus that I never thought was possible. My relationships with my family have been restored and I continue to seek God’s will for my life. God has saved me and my chains are gone. I have been set free by His amazing grace
The Hoving Home
The Hoving Home was founded in Garrison NY back in 1967. In 1984, they expanded to a home in Pasadena California and then Las Vegas NV in 2006. The current capacity of the Las Vegas Hoving Home is 10 residents and management is hopeful to raise the funds needed to rezone to 16 residents. The demand for their services far outstrip the local Hoving Home’s capacity and as a nonprofit Christian organization, the ministry relies solely upon the financial contributions of concerned individuals, churches, corporations and other organizations. The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys proudly support The Hoving Home. For more information: www.walterhovinghome.org
Also consider attending the Hoving Home Gala in September, with special guest speaker, Daryl Strawberry – www.walterhovinghome.org
89106 Zip Code: The Las Vegas Golden Triangle
In the shadow of the bright neon lights of the Las Vegas strip, lies a stark contrast to the iconic entertainment capital of the world. Apart from the postman, local police and those who minister to the neediest of residents, the name “Golden Triangle, or 89106” may as well be in the Atlantic Ocean someplace off Bermuda. But to thousands of homeless people, the Golden Triangle in the historic Westside of Las Vegas is not only a lifeline; it is a place for hope!
The term Golden Triangle comes from the small plot of real estate straddling highway I-15 between Bonanza and Owens Street. The three points of the triangle are the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army. It is within the walls of these three locations that thousands of homeless souls escape the pain, confusion, and hopelessness of life on the streets.
Over the past several months, our Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys Community Outreach team has made several visits to this area in hopes of learning first-hand about the current needs facing 98106 and to explore opportunities for our personal injury firm to be of support. Our visits to this area have inspired us to get involved and to become advocates for the important work taking place there. It is our hope that others will be inspired as well.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission: Henry’s Story
For Henry, the bus ride from the mean streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district to Las Vegas was a chance to escape the grip of street life and meth addiction. Like so many new residents, Henry had dreams of starting a new life. Unfortunately, the most prevalent helping hand offered to sooth the pain and anguish of homelessness is in the form of cheap drugs and alcohol. In fact, self-medication is a deadly form of escape for over half of the homeless population.
Shortly after stepping off the Greyhound bus, Henry came to realize that his demons followed him and that the drugs he was escaping from were abundantly available just outside the door of his downtown apartment. Living in a strange town Henry turned back to a life of drugs until he couldn’t take it anymore. It was then that he walked into the Las Vegas Rescue Mission seeking help and hope.
Like so many who enter addiction programs, Henry had to learn the reasons for his addiction. Anger was the source of the deep-seated pain that drove him to self-medicate. In a year-long process of guided self-discovery, he recognized the root of his problems and learned that he was ultimately responsible for his past actions and for the way he would respond to future circumstances. Henry stopped running from his demons and made a decision to face the pain head on.
As Henry experienced healing, he was able to re-establish a relationship with his 5-year-old son. The mission helped him understand the role he plays in his son’s future. Today, Henry is working towards being the dad he never had and is committed to ensuring his son grows up in a loving household; well protected from the street-life that corrupted him.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission also spent time preparing him for the life he would have after treatment. As part of his recovery plan, Henry learned how to prepare a resume and how to interview. At the end of this process, he was also gifted a suit to wear for his interviews and graduation. It is amazing to see the transformation that has taken place in Henry’s life.
Today, Henry has a new lease on life. His hard work and dedication have paid off and for the first time in a long time, he is not afraid of the future. As he prepares to leave the program, he does so with a renewed sense of hope. The years of addiction which left a wake of destruction in his past are now being overshadowed by a bright future only possibly by the grace of God through the work of The Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is a nonprofit Christian organization that relies solely on the financial contributions of concerned individuals, churches, corporations and other organizations. For more information: www.vegasrescue.org
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys Present the 2017 Richard Nelson Courage Award
2017 Richard Nelson Courage Award Winner Isaiah Morris
On Saturday, June 3rd, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys partnered with the annual Best of Nevada Preps award show to present the 2017 Richard Nelson Courage Award at the Venetian hotel-casino. There were 846 student-athletes in attendance representing 112 Nevada high schools at the 2017 Best of Nevada Preps Awards, which acknowledged the most outstanding athletes in the state from the 2016-2017 academic year to promote the benefits of sports. Hall of Fame NFL running back Marcus Allen spoke to the student-athletes in attendance and offered valuable advice about the transition from high school to college sports.
The Richard Nelson Courage Award was renamed this year to honor the late Richard Nelson’s legacy. Nelson, the first recipient of the Courage Award, was tragically shot and killed outside of his Mother’s home in Las Vegas while home on his winter break from Missouri State University. At University, Richard continued playing football after a very successful high school career in Nevada. Richard acted selflessly and proved how he embodied the merit behind the Courage Award when he intervened in a fight to defend his sister from an attacker. The senseless act of violence has deeply saddened the Missouri State University and greater Las Vegas communities, but the courage that Richard possessed lives on through the Courage Award that now bears his name.
Before passing away, Nelson shared a quote from his heart via social media that shows the drive he brought into all aspects of his life. Nelson stated, “I don’t want to wake up in the morning without a purpose to do something or make a change. Every day to me is a grind and always will be. Nothing comes easy, and I don’t like easy. Make me work for it so I know I earned it and deserved it, 100%.” This year’s Richard Nelson Courage Award recipient, Isaiah Morris, has also shown a clear understanding of the value of hard work.
From left to right: Craig Moon President and Publisher of Las Vegas Review-Journal, Roxanne Bruce, mother of the late Richard Nelson, NFL legend Marcus Allen, & Harlan Schillinger of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
Isaiah Morris led his team to a Class 3A State championship despite having to overcome adversity throughout his life. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys of Las Vegas presented the 2017 Richard Nelson Courage award to Morris and explained his heartbreaking story to those in attendance at the Best of Nevada Preps awards. In his speech, Schillinger stated, “this young man, Isaiah Morris, endured a childhood filled with personal tragedy, but continued to excel on the football field. His father, Booker T. Morris, died before his son’s first birthday when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Isaiah’s mother, Shatah Joshua-Dorsey, was killed in 2012 when she was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street.” Morris’s immense work ethic and talent are evidenced by his standout senior season, during which he rushed for 1,816 yards and 24 touchdowns. Like Richard Nelson, Morris’s path to football success was earned through the unrelenting hard work he put into his craft and himself behind the scenes. Morris received an offer to continue his football career into college while staying in his hometown of Las Vegas, and has committed to be on the football team at the University of Nevada Las Vegas next season.
Everyone from Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys was honored to sponsor the award show and be associated with the 2017 Richard Nelson Courage Award. The firm is pleased that a person of Isaiah Morris’s caliber is staying in the community beyond high school, where the courage he possesses through life can serve as an advertisement of what to do write. Glen Lerner Gives Back is committed to supporting the community and helping to improve the lives of others, and the positive impact of high school sports on the youth in Nevada cannot be overstated. Participation in athletics can teach children to set and strive toward goals, believe in themselves, and overcome obstacles in other aspects of life.
Nevada is home to some of the best high school athletic talent in the nation, and Glen Lerner Gives Back firmly believes in celebrating and promoting the impressive successes of the area’s youth. Glen Lerner’s own humble upbringing sparked a desire to improve the lives of the people around him, and the Best of Nevada Preps award show served as a fantastic platform to recognize the young people who have shed a positive spotlight on the area. As part of the law firm’s charitable arm, Glen Lerner Gives Back supports the community through scholarships and other sponsorships. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys provides legal support to individuals who have suffered injuries from automobile accidents and help people receive the compensation they deserve.
Highlights of The Magical Forest include:
- Forest filled with dazzling scenes and millions of sparkling lights
- Nightly entertainment
- Amazing food
- Photos with Santa
- Train, slide and carousel rides
- Free parking
- And, much more
How to Experience The Magical Forest
The Magical Forest will be open nightly at 5:30 PM through January 1, 2017 (closed Christmas day). Admission tickets begin at $11.99 for adults (13+ years old) and $9.99 for children. Ride tickets must be purchased separately.
Plug this address into your phone to find your way to a magical night at Opportunity Village: 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. For more information, please call (702) 225-9627 or visit opportunityvillage.org.
Each year Vegas PBS participates in PBS KIDS’ writing contest. Southern Nevada children in grades K-5 are given creative license to write stories that include original drawings, photographs, collages or 3D art.
Out of approximately 1,144 students, 18 kids (three from each grade) were invited to an honorary dinner and awards ceremony on May 20, 2015.
Vegas PBS Ready To Learn (RTL) project coordinated the contest. Our personal injury law firm is pleased to congratulate the winners and sponsor their tuition fees to attend Southern Nevada Writing Project’s 2015 writing camp.
The writing camp is scheduled to take place June 15-26. Deadline is June 5, 2015. Cost is $250 per child for 10 half days; price includes mid-morning snack, a commemorative t-shirt, and an anthology of student writing.
Proceeds raised from the 2014 Teddy Bear Run will support the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation and their efforts to provide financial assistance to children with medical needs who would otherwise go without.
More about UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity that offers medical grants to families who have financial hardships so that their children’s medical needs are covered. UHCCF has awarded more than 7,500 grants valued at over $23M to children and their families across the United States since 2007. UHCCF’s receives the majority of it’s funding through contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees and through events such as the 2014 Teddy Bear Run. You can learn more about their grant program and how to apply at www.uhccf.org.