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Project Bear Hugs taking donations tonight for Vegas victims

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Published: Oct. 2, 2017 at 4:45 PM PDT
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has teamed with

to collect donations for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Donations of comfort items will be collected to deliver to the victims and families of victims this week.

Project Bear Hugs will be at Roller Kingdom, 515 E. 7th St, Reno Wednesday, October 4 from 5p-9p in the parking lot collecting stuffed animals, blankets and kids’ activities like coloring books, crayons,

puzzle books, quiet toys and monetary donations. The donations will provide victims and their families with needed comfort while they struggle to recover.

One of the most tragic losses of this terrible shooting is the

sense of security that has been so senselessly ripped away from the victims.

Community members can drive by and drop off donations Wednesday, and be assured they will be hand-delivered this week to those affected by the shooting. Roller Kingdom has also generously offered to donate the admission price of its Wacky Wednesday skate session Oct. 4 to Project Bear Hugs™ to help those in need in Las Vegas.

Admission is $3; skate rental is extra.

Donations are also being accepted throughout this week at Sparks Fire House 1 on Victorian Ave and Fire House 5 on Vista Blvd, Sparks Police Department on Prater Way and various locations around the Truckee Meadows.

Check out the

for all drop-off locations. Monetary donations

are being collected Wednesday night and on the Facebook page or website.

Hannah Hoobyar, Project Bear Hugs founder, says “The tragedy that took place in Las Vegas is something no one ever should experience. As a native Nevadan I understand the desire we all have to help our fellow Nevadans. I have been contacted by people in Las Vegas asking for comfort items for those in the hospitals, both as patients and visitors. By donating these items we can make a difference and offer some comfort from their neighbors in the North.”

About Project Bear Hugs:

Project Bear Hugs is a Reno-based community organization founded out of the desire to help the most vulnerable victims of disaster. Since 2013 Project Bear Hugs has helped thousands of families with needed

comfort items after such disasters as the Moore, OK tornadoes, Boulder, CO floods, and Louisiana Floods. With a spirit of collaboration and cooperation Project Bear Hugs works with local organizations to ensure all donations are distributed directly to the families in need.