CREATED Jan. 18, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's home to people battling addiction and to people who've lost everything. The Las Vegas Rescue mission has an incredible mission but to save lives, it needs volunteers.
That's how we found out about an unusual partnership that is making Las Vegas a better place to live.
John Fogal with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission says, " So it's not unusual to see a fist pump or a high five as they go through the line.Our clients learn the names of the Opportunity Village clients. So it's just a great interaction between those folks off the street we serve and the folks at Opportunity Village."
Charmane loves working here so much, she refuses to eat lunch herself. She wants every bite to go to the hungry. Charmane says, " I like to serve. That's it. I like to serve."
It's a partnership that helps the Las Vegas Rescue mission serve 1,000 meals a day. But it also gives these workers something too.
Cassandra Espinoza is an Opportunity Village staff member. She says, "It teaches them things that most people don't think that they can do and they prove them all wrong."
The rescue mission relies on partnerships like this to get the job done. They only have four paid staff members handling those thousand meals a day.