HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA AND WHOLE FOODS MARKET TEAM UP FOR "HELP2O" BOTTLED WATER CAMPAIGN

Campaign aims to provide area homeless with relief during the hot summer months

Tweet it: Visit @WholeFoods Tenaya & Las Vegas Boulevard locations to donate water to the @helpsonv #HELP2O campaign now through August!

Las Vegas, NV – HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August.

Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations.  Both locations will serve as collection points for HELP of Southern Nevada.  Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods.  The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.

“The HELP20 campaign puts water in our homeless residents’ hands to help them fight the dangers associated with excessive heat,” remarked HELP of Southern Nevada President and Chief Executive Officer Terrie D’Antonio. “As temperatures continue to rise, this is one of our top priorities and we are thrilled that Whole Foods is partnering with us in this effort.”

Additionally, those looking to make a monetary donation will be able to do so by tossing their change into branded HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four of Whole Foods’ Las Vegas and Henderson locations or submitting a donation through the nonprofit’s website at www.helpsonv.org.

For more information please contact Abby Quinn at aquinn@helpsonv.org or 702-836-2130.

About HELP of Southern Nevada:
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, provides jobs to ninety employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.  

About Whole Foods Market®:
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.


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Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
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