LIGHTS IN 2020
Boarded-up casinos. Little to no traffic. Hardly any pedestrians. The Strip was throwing off some serious post-apocalyptic vibes. Images like that, broadcast around the world, could have broken a lesser city’s spirit.
But when the pandemic unleashed 30.1 percent unemployment, a mark never before seen by any state, and left as many as 20 percent of residents without enough food, Las Vegans from all walks of life stepped up to rally around their neighbors.
From donating meals to sewing masks to simple acts that raised spirits, we’re taking a look back at 100 of the many ways you’ve lifted each other up during the COVID-19 crisis.
64 – Ninth Island Aunties, a group dedicated to bringing the Aloha spirit to various parts of the community, made weekly donations of food, water and snacks, enough to feed 100 people at a time, to HELP of Southern Nevada’s Crisis Outreach team and the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.