On Tuesday, July 21, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation and LVMPD Office of Community Engagement hosted a press conference at LVMPD Headquarters for the 2020 LVMPD Back to School Initiative. Funded by the LVMPD Foundation and community sponsors, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada Medicaid and United Way of Southern Nevada, the initiative will provide 10,000 backpacks and other school supplies to local students in Southern Nevada.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada Medicaid, LVMPD Foundation and United Way of Southern Nevada provide backpacks and school supplies to be distributed by LVMPD area command officers
“This initiative was designed to help alleviate some of the financial burdens for those families affected by COVID-19. So many of our students are eager to get back to school, and we don’t want them to worry about what backpack they’re going to wear or what school supplies they may need when they return,” said LVMPD Sergeant Jason Santos.
All 10 area commands will distribute backpacks with supplies between July 22 – August 8 in their corresponding neighborhoods. The following dates and locations can be found here.
For more information about the LVMPD Foundation and upcoming events, visit lvmpdfoundation.org or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT FOUNDATION:
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 1999 that exists to raise funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs that make southern Nevada a safer place to live, work and visit. Donations are directed to initiatives including fundraising for the construction of the Reality Based Training Center in Southern Nevada, updated equipment and technology for the Department, advanced officer training, support for the families of fallen officers, higher education scholarships for children of officers and Every 15 Minutes, a program which aims to reduce traffic fatalities by educating new teen drivers on the safest ways to travel the roads. To donate or for more information visit lvmpdfoundation.org. Federal Tax ID number 88-0429730.