• What is food insecurity and what does it look like?

    Posted on August 17, 2017 by in Nutrition

    Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important […]

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  • Bride-to-be calls off wedding, invites homeless to her reception

    Posted on July 22, 2017 by in General, Homeless, News

    Sarah Cummins was supposed to get married this weekend. The 25-year-old Purdue University pharmacy student had been planning her dream wedding for two years, scrimping and working overtime to save for the $30,000 extravaganza. A week ago, she called it off (she prefers not to say why) and was left with a broken heart and […]

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    Monsoon rains can be deadly for homeless in tunnels

    Posted on July 3, 2017 by in General, Homeless

    They are the most vulnerable during monsoon season, which starts July 1 and lasts through September. The first pains came before 8 a.m. The woman who lived in the tunnel had been out gathering blankets and pillows all night. But then, the contractions started. It was 92 degrees out, and she was 8½ months along. […]

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    About Our Successful Open House

    Posted on June 20, 2017 by in General, News, Support

    Saturday May 6th, Friends opened the doors at 2:00 pm to the general public interested in knowing more about our group and how they could help.  Many Henderson residents turned out and signed up to form feeding groups or fill in where needed.  There were volunteers on hand to explain to the newbies how it […]

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  • The New Song Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bible Group Donation

    Posted on May 3, 2017 by in General, Support

    We thank the The New Song Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bible Group for their support and generous donation. To: Donna Coleman April 27, 2017 Donna, The New Song Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bible Group is pleased to present a donation of $1,225 to the “Friends In the Desert”. Our bible prayer group meets each week. We welcome […]

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  • Isaiah 58 and the $1000 donation

    Posted on March 16, 2017 by in General, Support

    Friends was the recipient of an anonymous donation of $1,000. “Isaiah 58” was written on the donation document. This donation has helped us to robustly continue our services to the hungry and disadvantaged during a period of substantial facilities costs. New International Version (NIV) (Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/111/isa.58) True Fasting 1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold […]

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  • ‘Q ON WHEELS MOBILE BBQ

    Posted on October 22, 2016 by in News, Support

    ‘Q On Wheels added something new for dinner on October 12th. Nate and Michelle Rose are a wonderful couple, originally from Texas, who love to give back to their community. When Nate isn’t busy as a manager at Smith’s Grocery Store, he and Michelle, along with their BBQ wagon, provide BBQ and cookouts at charity, […]

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  • Cox Charities Las Vegas Gives Friends Grant Award

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by in News, Support

    Cox Charities Las Vegas, the grant-giving arm of Cox Communications of Las Vegas, presented 31 nonprofit United Way agencies in Southern Nevada with a total award of $140,000. The funds were raised through the 2015-2016 workplace giving campaign directed toward Cox Las Vegas employees. Friends in the Desert Foundation President, Paul Michaelson accepted the Cox […]

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  • Marjory Kean Passes

    Posted on August 3, 2016 by in News

    Dear Friends Community, Our dear, dear friend Marjory Kean passed away peacefully at Valley Hospital on August 2nd.  Please keep her sisters, Marilyn and Alice, and their extended families in your prayers. Marge was a founding member of Friends in the Desert Foundation, Inc. She has remained involved serving as a Trustee, an advisor, day-to-day […]

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  • How do I help the homeless?

    Posted on July 3, 2016 by in Homeless, Support

    See a homeless person with a sign and do you wonder should I give him money?  My answer is NO.  Why because I don’t know where that money is going.  I would rather give my dollars to a non-profit that I know is directly helping the homeless like Friends in the Desert.  FID does not […]

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