Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve
We recognize the National Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities.
In the highest American tradition , the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve serve voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession. They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society.
If these volunteer forces are to continue to serve our nation , increased public understanding is required of the essential role of the Guard and Reserve in preserving our national security.
Therefore, we join other employers in pledging that:
We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
We will continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.
National Assistance League
The Assistance League of Las Vegas has been dedicated to effectively finding and fulfilling the needs of the Las Vegas community for more than 20 years. Global Foods has partnered with the Assistance League in a company-wide volunteer program that allows its employees to give a little time and energy to help many less fortunate children and adults in our city. Not only has it brought us more in touch with our community, but has also been an experience that has helped us grow as a team. Here are a few of the programs, which the Assistance League has started, that as a result have bettered the lives of many in the Las Vegas valley.
Operation School Bell®
Imagine being a child without the clothes to dress appropriately for an ordinary school day. Every year thousands of needy children in kindergarten through ninth grade may not attend school because they simply do not have adequate clothing. Now, imagine what a gift it would be to shop for your own jeans, shirts, underwear, socks, new shoes, winter jacket, backpack, and health kit. When these children are referred to us by the Clark County School District, that is precisely what happens. And while we’re happy to know this new clothing increases their incentive for regular school attendance, higher academic performance, and enhanced self-esteem, our true rewards come from the big smile such a small gesture brings to every child’s face.
The Kids on the Block
Today’s children face many problems and issues: from mental, physical, and emotional disabilities and cultural differences to divorce, drugs, and gangs. Working with the Clark County School District, our trained teams of puppeteers help children confront these issues by using large puppets to present educational and entertaining skits to third graders. Each script addresses an issue from a child’s perspective. Since its start in 1992, thousands of children have benefited from these performances.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was the first agency to receive our Operation Hug bears when this project began in 1988, making a teddy bear standard equipment in their patrol cars, motorcycles, and trucks. When an officer comes in contact with a lost, frightened, or traumatized child, the small comfort found in a teddy bear will often calm the child’s fears so that the officer can help. This project continually expands to include additional agencies to help more children.
ASK® (Assault Survivor Kits)
ASSAULT SURVIVOR KITS are provided to Community Action Against Rape (CARR) and Sunrise Children’s Hospital project, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN). The kits contain toiletries and other essentials that help victims maintain dignity as they take their first steps towards the recovery process.
Road To Success
There are individuals who have the skills for a career but cannot yet afford the proper clothing to find and start a job. ASSISTANCE LEAGUE of Las Vegas provides low-income individuals with suitable clothing for re-entry into the work force. In cooperation with the Community College of Southern Nevada’s Re-entry Program, Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT), and Shade Tree, this project provides both essential clothing and an increased sense of confidence and self-esteem.
Opening Doors to the World since 1980
Cultural Homestay International - A Non-Profit Exchange Program
Cultural Homestay International is a non-profit educational exchange program founded in 1980 to promote international understanding, friendship, and goodwill through cultural exchanges. Serving students in over 40 countries, CHI programs include group homestays, academic high school placements, au pair, and work experience programs.
Information Taken from Assistance League of Las Vegas literature.