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2019 NEWS


Date: July 22, 2019


             Helping Hands of Vegas Valley (HHOVV) will be the featured charity for the Mondays Dark show with entertainer Mark Shunock on Sept. 9 at The Space located at 3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas 89103.   Twice a month Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes, and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of entertainment, chatting and laughs. Since 2013, Mondays Dark has partnered with more than 30 local charities.

For Mondays Dark, doors open at 8 p.m. and show is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $50 for reserved party chairs, and $200 for a table for four. To order tickets directly from HHOVV contact For information, call 702-633-7264 or email             

HHOVV is celebrating its 20th anniversary year.


June 11, 2019   MEDIA ALERT – 


Result Is Combined Office – Warehouse, New Logo, And New Address

LAS VEGAS – June 11, 2019 – Helping Hands of Vegas Valley (HHOVV) and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas have announced their merger. The two agencies have combined office and warehouse space and will continue all services under the name Helping Hands of Vegas Valley.

Marcia Blake, executive director of James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas for 17 years, is the new executive director of the newly merged Helping Hands of Vegas Valley.  She worked closely with the previous executive director to create the Senior Necessities Program and to expand a joint transportation program.

“All the services provided to seniors by both Helping Hands agencies will continue with expansion of services, as well as a reduction in waiting lists,” Said Blake. “We are all excited about this merger and look forward to servicing more seniors in need in our community.”

The administrative offices for Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, formerly located in Las Vegas at 2320 Paseo Del Prado, are closed. All agency business is now conducted from the new at 3640 N 5th Street, Suite 130, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.

Established in 2000, HHOVV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for senior citizens and their families in order to maintain their dignity and independence.

For more information, contact


Founder Pat O’Melia was recognized at the April Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley will begin it’s 20th year of operation with a kick off event this summer.  Watch for further information. (Pictured above:  Pat and Bill O’Melia and family, Marcia Blake and HHOVV Board.)

Marcia Blake, Executive Director for HHOVV, on Fox5.

James Seastrand Helping Hands was presented a check by the North Las Vegas City Council at the HHOVV February Sip and Support Event.   Pictured presenting the check are Mayor John Lee, Councilwoman Goynes-Brown, Executive Director Marcia Blake,  Councilman Isaac Baron.

2018 NEWS:

2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry Bell, Administrative Assistant
(775) 825-1900 |
2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Finalists Announced

RENO/LAS VEGAS, August 2, 2018 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Individual Youth; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; and Volunteer Manager. Finalists will attend the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on October 18, 2018, at the Park MGM in Las Vegas where the award recipient for each category will be announced.

The Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony honors individuals, community-based organizations, and businesses for their contribution to communities through volunteer service. Award recipients are selected by a panel of leaders in business, government, and nonprofits from across the state based on criteria showing how their volunteerism exemplifies achievement, need, innovation, mobilization, and endurance.

2018 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists include:

Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada
Sally DeLipkau
Patti McClelland
Walter Rosenberg

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada
Kayla Blevins
Florence Jameson
Favil West

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada
Albert Bass
Richard Knight
Kevin McClelland

Individual Volunteer: Youth
Sydney Adashek
Radhika Shah
Blake Weissman

Volunteer Manager
Cozette Eldridge
Nikkie Ellis
Brenda Jepson, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Business or Corporate Volunteer Program
Sands Cares
Wells Fargo

There are still opportunities to be a part of recognizing these inspiring volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer programs in Nevada:
• Join us for the awards luncheon on October 18th at the Park MGM in Las Vegas.
• Sponsor the awards luncheon showing your support of volunteerism in Nevada.
• Participate in the Silent Auction from your cell phone or desk!

More information can be found on the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards webpage.

Las Vegas – Jan 2018 – 8 News Now and our community pride partners NV EnergyFindlay Auto,Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors and Southwest Medical is once again excited to be teaming up with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley to recruit volunteer drivers.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley have been helping Las Vegas seniors for more than 15 years, but they need volunteer drivers to help get seniors to doctors appointments, grocery stores and other venues to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

Please call 702-633-7264 or visit them online at or contact Brenda at