Tea with the Quilters / Anniversary Wellness Event / UNLV football ticket giveaway
As the second anniversary of the devastating shooting on October 1, 2017 draws near, there are a number of remembrance events and initiatives being held in Las Vegas, as well as other parts of the country.
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will have a presence at many survivor events over the anniversary weekend, as well as hosting some events of our own.
Special hours for the Resiliency Center over the anniversary weekend:
Friday, Sept. 27 – 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30 – 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 – 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
In-person support groups: Bridge Counseling (Alta Location)
Monday-Friday: 9-10 a.m., 3-4 p.m.
Quilt Drive / Meet the Quilters Tea Party
For the one year anniversary, a number of quilts were donated and raffled off to survivors and victims’ families, and the quilts were so popular, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center has brought the idea back for 2019.
1 October survivors and victims’ families are invited to enter this raffle to win one of the available quilts, graciously donated and handmade by a variety of quilting guilds and individuals in Nevada and around the country.
Additionally, for those who enter the raffle and would like a chance to meet the quilters before the raffle winners are selected, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is hosting a “Meet the Quilters” tea party event on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at our primary address, 1524 Pinto Ln. 2nd Floor Las Vegas, NV 89106.
1 October Anniversary Wellness Event: Oct. 1, 2019, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Immediately following the County Sunrise Remembrance Ceremony, groups with missions that focus on varying kinds of wellness—physical, mental, financial, and more—will be present to provide information to survivors and community members during the 1 October Anniversary Wellness Event on October 1, 2019 at the Clark County Government Center.
The Las Vegas community was shaken to its core on Oct. 1, 2017, but the outpouring of support following the event was astonishing. Now, with a chance to help survivors and community members continue to heal from the event, we’re taking the message of resiliency to the forefront with a focus on wellness.
Survivors, victims’ family members, first responders and community members affected by 1 October are welcome to visit this event any time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
America First Credit Union and UNLV generously donate tickets to Oct. 5 UNLV v. Boise State football game
The credit union has donated 300 tickets to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, for survivors of 1 October and up to four of their family members.* The tickets are for the Sat., Oct. 5 UNLV football game against Boise State. The game, which is the Rebels’ 49th and final season playing at Sam Boyd Stadium, starts at 7:30 p.m. The Resiliency Center is coordinating ticket distribution to survivors. Individuals looking to acquire tickets can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-455-2433 during business hours. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday−Friday except holidays. *Limit five tickets per person; first come, first served.
“We are grateful to America First Credit Union for recognizing those impacted by this tragedy,” said director of the VSRC, Tennille Pereira. “For any survivor looking for additional resources, the Resiliency Center is available by email, phone, or walk-in.”
“America First Credit Union is committed to strengthening the community,” said AFCU president and CEO, John Lund. “We hope this experience brings joy to survivors during the healing process.”
“After the tragic events of 1 October, UNLV was proud to be a small part of the healing process when the community came together for a Rebel football game that weekend,” said UNLV director of athletics, Desiree Reed-Francois. “It is something none of us will ever forget and we applaud the efforts being made to honor survivors.”
→The official calendar for 1 October anniversary events hosted by organizations in Las Vegas can be found here
To submit an event for consideration for this calendar, please click here.