On Oct. 6, the Las Vegas community came together to honor the exemplary work of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center employees, who went above and beyond in the wake of the devastating Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting. As victims flooded nearby emergency rooms, hospital workers heroically answered the call to serve, providing around-the-clock treatment and care. Workers from both hospitals were presented with plaques and were lauded by the community and elected leaders for demonstrating resolve in a time of crisis.
At the end of the ceremony, attendees were invited to light candles to honor the victims in this devastating tragedy.
“Las Vegas’ lights are shining brighter than ever,” said U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen.
Special thanks to Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congressman Ruben Kihuen, Senator Aaron D. Ford, Assemblyman Jason Frierson, Chris Brooks for AD 10, Senator Pat Spearman, Senator Tick Segerblom, UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling, Commissioner Lawrence Weekly,Nevada AFL- CIO Rusty McAllister and all of our wonderful community partners for bringing our city closer together.
SEIU Nevada Blood Drive
After the ceremony, UMC, SEIU members, and community volunteers teamed up with United Blood Services Nevada Region (UBS) to hold an all-day blood drive to provide much needed support to the victims in this tragedy.
Over 300 Las Vegans showed up to donate blood and 61 SEIU members volunteered. At the end of the day, more than 260 donors – nearly double than the average blood drive – replenished UBS reserves.
Check out the photo album for the event here: http://bit.ly/2yaytm0