LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Firefighters (Local 1285) donated $984 to Honor Flight Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization with the mission of escorting WWII veterans to the memorials in Washington D.C. that stand in their honor. The donation came from proceeds collected from the firefighters’ Veterans t-shirt fundraiser held through the month of November.
“We are happy to make this donation to Honor Flight to benefit the veterans it serves,” said Scott Johnson, president of the Las Vegas Firefighters. “On this significant day of remembrance, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much to serve our country. We hope that this donation will help sponsor trips for deserving veterans to see the memorials that recognize their service.”
Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization founded in June 2013, as a part of the national Honor Flight Network, created solely to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a volunteer organization that funds trips for WWII veterans, at no cost to them.
The Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1285 is comprised of 628 fulltime members and 209 retirees. They serve to protect a city that covers 133.25 square miles (including large Clark County “islands”), nearly 610,000 residents, and several million visitors each year. They serve under the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, which is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class One Department and is an Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Their mission is to promote community safety by protecting life, preventing loss, and providing support and relief for those in need. The corporate office is headquartered at 502 South 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. For more information, please visit www.lasvegasfirefighters.com.