Named after the former mayor of North Las Vegas, the James Seastrand Helping Hands organization has been assisting low-income senior citizens since 1998. Their mission is “to assist the frail elderly in our area by providing a variety of services which foster independence and enables them to remain in their own homes rather than be institutionalized.”
According to program director Marcia Black, James Seastrand Helping Hands saves the State of Nevada $3,000 per senior citizen by helping them maintain their independence instead of moving to nursing homes. Among the services the organization provides are escorted transportation for medical appointments and errands, minor home maintenance and repair, and a monthly distribution of paper goods such as toilet paper and facial tissue. Any low-income senior citizen in Clark County are eligible for these services, which allows them to then use their funds for other items such as utilities, food, and prescriptions.
While local businesses donate goods for the paper product distribution, the frequency may vary from month to month. The organization is continually in need of toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, and facial tissue to distribute to 1000 senior citizens each month. Donations may be dropped off at the James Seastrand office located at 3432 Bruce St., Suite #7 between the hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Friday.
If you would like to volunteer, please call their office at (702) 649-7853. Volunteers must be 16 years old to assist in the office, and 18 years old to assist with the escorted transportation service. For more information on volunteer requirements, visit the organization’s website.
For more information about supporting or participating in the James Seastrand Helping Hands main fundraiser and annual play, click here.
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