It may be sunny and dry on these early spring day’s in Las Vegas but it was raining bottles of water at Veterans Village in Las Vegas on April 7th. The “Just One Action” team in conjunction with Clearly Zero Water, Green One and Heart of a Fighter hosted the “Make It Rain” event at Veterans Village.
The event featured an all star celebration of the amazing donation of 30 thousand bottles of water! Kicking off the day’s events were guests from the number one show in Las Vegas, Raiding the Rock Vault, Paul Shortino, Andrew Freeman and Robin McAuley. Shortino and Freeman opened with the singing of our National Anthem followed by America the Beautiful by Jason Ebs from Jet Velocity.
Veterans Village Founder Arnold Stalk, PhD said “prayers were answered today!” During the summer of 2013 Veterans Village distributed nearly 10 thousand bottles of water to area homeless and others in need. In the scorching heat of a Nevada summer water is truly a precious commodity and now with the receipt of this donation they can breathe a little easier. Veterans Village provides the ONLY 24/7 crisis intervention service in Southern Nevada.
In attendance were representatives from our State Legislation including reps from Senator Harry Reid’s office, Senator Dean Heller’s office and Congress Woman Dina Titus’ office. Also in attendance were local businesses, representatives from area non-profits, local Las Vegas entertainers and members of the community. Entertainment for the Veteran residents and attendees for the day was provided by “Jet Velocity” a Local Las Vegas All Star Band featuring Jason Ebs, (ECOTONIC, Peter Criss on Bad Boys of KISS Tours) Janea Chadwick Ebsworth (ECOTONIC, Joe Cocker, Kenny Loggins) Grammy Award winner Bob Kulick (Meatloaf, KISS), Les Warner (The Cult), and Barry Barnes (Count’s 77).
About the catalysts for this overwhelming day of giving!
“Just One Action” is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Bob & BettyAnn Golden, Jonathan Stone and Dawn Elizabeth Thompson. Their mission is simple! Take Just one action a day, every day and you can create change in the universe. Just One Action is building communities across the globe of individuals and nonprofits that are working together to help each other create positive sustainable change in the world.Just One Action believes that creating change can be a lifetime habit by practicing just one action a day everyday through the “pay it forward” philosophy. To learn more about Just One Action, please visit JustOneAction.org.
Heart of a Fighter is a non-profit organization founded by Navy Veteran Suzanne Oliver, dedicated to supporting homeless women veterans, creating a Business Incubator for women coming out of the service, and connecting women veterans with companies with employment opportunities.
GreenOne who’s company’s purpose is to provide a safer, healthier and more ecological alternative to plastic water bottles. Our paper bottles are the first step in drastically reducing our dependence on, and use of plastic containers. By choosing the Clearly Zero paper bottle, you too will help prevent plastic from reaching the oceans and areas where animals could come into contact with the plastic. In an attempt to reduce the 60 billion plastic bottles used every year in the U.S, greenONE has innovated their BPA FREE paper bottles. Once the ingenuity of their product was born, the outcome became even more obvious: to create an extraordinary combination of zero-calorie, zero-sugar flavored waters that taste just as good in your mouth, as the bottle feels in your hand. “We know you will love the taste of our ecologically friendly products. Together we can create a greener earth and help reduce the carbon footprint in the United States.” – www.clearyzero.com
In addition to the EXTREMELY GENEROUS donation of bottled water Clearly Zero announced during the ceremony that they would continue to support Veterans Village by donating a portion of their annual sales proceeds.
Truly a day of love, inspiration and giving!
To learn more about Veterans Village please visit their website at www.vvlv.org