In July 2022, Black Wall Street Reno was able to help out hundreds of people in the Reno-Sparks area. Read about all of the work we did and things we accomplished in our July 2022 Monthly Synopsis.
July 2022 Monthly Synopsis Highlights
- Over 7200 LBS of food donated to Food Bank of Northern Nevada
- Provided 220+ households with food assistance
– 60 senior citizens
– 615 members total
- 315 sack lunches delivered to the homeless
- 100 NARCAN nasal spray to Downtown Reno Ambassadors Outreach Team
- Perishable & non-perishable food items
- Basketball hoop & prizes for school events
- 96 NARCAN nasal sprays
- Suicide Prevention Sky Tavern Trip
– Took over 70 students ziplining at Sky Tavern to develop teamwork, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
- Back-to-school Backpack Drive
– 850+ students received backpacks and/or school supplies
- Collaborative Partnership Meeting
– Met with Eddy House, Mutual Aid, CASAT UNR, Job Corps, Foundation for Recovery, Washoe Country Health District, Forever 14, the Legacy Project, and more.
Full July 2022 Monthly Synopsis
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Donation pick-up Total month of July GW in food: 7,227.22 LBS
Black Wall Street Reno and the United Way worked together and provided 221 families with food boxes, of which 60 were senior citizens in the month of July. BWS distributed 315 sack lunches to the unsheltered population in the month of July.
Total Household Assisted: 221
Picked up donations from Kimberly C Weingartner including:
- 45 boxes of bear claws
- 8 cases of water
- 60 boxes of Little Debbi cupcakes
- 50 chili flavor Ramen noodle soups
- 16 boxes of potato chips
- 1 basketball hoop, football game, and prizes to host at our school events
Picked up 8 boxes QTY: 12/each (96) of NARCAN (Nasal Spray 4mg) from Morgan Green at CASAT UNR. Donated 100 single NARCAN (Nasal Spray) to The Downtown Reno Partnership (Ambassadors outreach team).
Black Wall Street, Forever 14.org, and The Legacy Project took over 70 students ziplining at Sky Tavern. Utilizing a sophisticated progression of high impact activities, The Legacy Program enhances participants’ abilities in the area of self-confidence, leadership, communication, and team problem-solving. In one word, the program will help teens be more resilient at home, at school, at work, and in their community
Dates: July 9th & 23rd
Location: Sky Tavern 21130 Mt. Rose Hwy Reno
– Cost for transportation: $400.00
– Food cost and donation: $200.00 (GW: 250LBS)
– Personal vehicle gas: $100.43
— Total cost: $700.43
Distributed “Christmas in July” The WCSO, in partnership with the WC Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association and AT&T Pioneers expected to host the 2022 Christmas in July back-to-school event. 850+ students from the Northern Nevada area received backpacks, school supplies, hygiene items, lunch, community resources, and a little carnival fun in the sun!
- 150 boys & girls’ toys
- 1,500 Folder, 345 pencils, and 400 pens
- 230 Backpacks filled with school supplies.
Date: July 30th
Boys & Girls Club
2680 E 9th St.
Reno, NV 89512
Collaborative Partnership Meeting
- Eddy House: Daisy Urias-Paz and I spoke about leadership classes, peer support groups, and ziplining events.
- Mutual Aid: Lauren Taylor for an incoming donation of baby items (high chairs, bouncy chairs, formula, diapers).
- CASAT UNR: Morgan Green at UNR for a continued supply of NARCAN nasal Spray to distribute.
- Job Corps: Leslie A. Mix will be working with BWS for summer and winter break events for their students.
- Foundation for Recovery: Carol Cruz. FFR and BWS are working together in organizing the Mobilize Bus Tour in September.
- NARCAN: Meghan Archambault will host a NARCAN training at BWS on August 20th.
- Overdose Awareness Day: Lisa Lee and BWS are working on a speech for Overdose Awareness Day on August 26th.
- Washoe County Health District: Claudia and Jack have participated in suicide prevention, peer support groups, and ziplining events, and we’re planning to work with them on future events.
- Skiing is Believing: Black Wall Street is working with Meghan Ochs in putting together summer and winter events which will include suicide prevention, community health workers, and peer support groups.
- Forever 14.org & The Legacy Project: Kerri Countess, Mike Selby, and I are planning suicide prevention events, peer support groups, and leadership training.
Black Wall Street Success Story
We have lost six people in the month of July due to overdosing. Kaci Mitchell was no exception leaving behind four beautiful children. Kaci’s family reached out to BWS for school supplies, food, clothes, and resources. Liz Mcfarland from Project 150 helped with school clothes, and Kimberly C Weingartner donated house items and toys for the children. The real success stories will come when BWS has in place prevention classes, and more NARCAN training for the children, and community.
On a lighter note, BWS was able to provide 70 inner-city children with an experience of developing communication and coping skills, and suicide prevention techniques, all while having fun at Sky Tavern. We’re networking and building partnerships for this winter and the years to come.