July 2017 Magazines - Page 56

Making a Difference Gallagher Group, Three Square and Piff the Magic Dragon Gallagher Group International, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities and improved lives for under- served communities in Southern Nevada and world-wide, secured an anonymous donation of 41 thousand pounds of dog food for Three Square Food Bank to share with partner agencies that assist animals and those in need with pets. A donation event was held on April 24 at City Impact Center, an agency partner of Three Square’s, with Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino resident headliner and America’s Got Talent finalist Piff the Magic Dragon and his dog, Mr. Piffles, stopping by to lend a hand and paw. “When Mr. Piffles first suggested helping out today, I thought it was just one of his get-fat-quick schemes, but having seen the great work done here, we’re really excited to be involved,” said Piff the Magic Dragon. “Whether it’s biscuits for dogs, tinned food for cats or fresh steak for all those pet magic dragons, we’re always happy to come out and show our support.” The food secured by the Gallagher Group was immediately picked up by organizations including The Shade Tree/Noah’s Animal Shelter, PAL Humane Society, Street Dogz, Wagging Tails Rescue, Animal Network, Heaven Can Wait, Labrador Rescue, Beagle Rescue and Mutts of Southern Nevada. The remaining food will be stored and shared with other agencies in the community. “Three Square Food Bank is grateful for Elizabeth and the Gallagher Group stepping up to fill an often overlooked need in our community in spectacular fashion,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “This donation will feed many rescued and neglected animals, as well as so many pets that serve as companions and family for seniors and others that often put taking care of their beloved animals ahead of their own needs.” Southwest Gas and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Southwest Gas recently presented a check of $100,554 to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) as part of its 2017 Fuel For Life Campaign, which provides direct financial support to area nonprofits. The funds, raised by Southwest Gas employees, will help CCSN’s suite of 20 programs, including Meals on Wheels, Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and both day and evening shelters. “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Southwest Gas and their shared vision of providing help and hope to Southern Nevada’s less fortunate,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “This donation will assist the more than 100,000 men, women and children who utilize our services every year.” For more information about Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, please visit www.catholiccharities.com. 56 July/August 2017