Shade Tree Shelter in need of community assistance
A local non-profit organization credited with saving lives, now needs some saving of its own.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A local non-profit organization credited with saving lives, now needs some saving of its own.
Just in the past year, The Shade Tree Shelter housed nearly 6,000 women and children who escaped from abusive relationships, or were living on the street.
That's a record for the agency, which has been around for more than 20 years.
But, funding and donations are at an all-time low. That's forcing leaders of Shade Tree to confront some difficult decisions. They said they may have to cut services, or consider asking those who use the facility to pay.
But most women who rely on Shade Tree, do not have the money to pay for the help.
The agency is planning some fundraisers and is reaching out to previous donors.
If you'd like to make a donation you can do so by visiting the organization's website or by mailing a donation to:
The Shade Tree
PO Box 669
Las Vegas, NV 89125
To organize a fundraising event, call Shade Tree's Director of Development at (702) 385-0072 extension 104.