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Acts of Kindness

Times are tough in Southern Nevada. Many are in need and are dealing with the worry and stress of wondering how they are going to make ends meet. The good news is that generosity is alive and well in Las Vegas. People are showing acts of kindness every day towards family, friends, neighbors and even strangers. All too often, these amazing people go unrecognized for their selflessness. We'd like to meet these people and reward them for helping others.

Do you know someone who has shown an amazing act of kindness? Share with us at ActsOfKindness@8NewsNOW.com Every week we will recognize kindness with $800.

Acts of Kindness: Ed Plant

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A Las Vegas man is using yard sales to help those in need. Ed Plant wins this week’s Acts of Kindness award. More>>

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  • Acts of Kindness: Meg Rhoades

    Acts of Kindness: Meg Rhoades

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:52:48 GMT

    A woman who has helped others cope with death is fighting to regain her own strength from a debilitating illness. Her friends nominated her for this week’s Acts of Kindness award because of all she has done to help others.

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    A woman who has helped others cope with death is fighting to regain her own strength from a debilitating illness. Her friends nominated her for this week’s Acts of Kindness award because of all she has done to help others.

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  • Acts of Kindness: Shelly McEvilly

    Acts of Kindness: Shelly McEvilly

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:55:24 GMT
    When someone needs help, Shelly McEvilly is quick to volunteer. The school nurse routinely extends her work hours to help staff and students. She is this week’s Acts of Kindness recipient.More>>
    When someone needs help, Shelly McEvilly is quick to volunteer. The school nurse routinely extends her work hours to help staff and students. She is this week’s Acts of Kindness recipient.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Cindy Howell

    Acts of Kindness: Cindy Howell

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:30:12 GMT
    The owner of It’s a Piece of Cake bakery is setting aside some of her profits to help foster kids receive proper birthday parties. She earns this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
    The owner of It’s a Piece of Cake bakery is setting aside some of her profits to help foster kids receive proper birthday parties. She earns this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Savannah and Siena Prenger

    Acts of Kindness: Savannah and Siena Prenger

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:45:08 GMT
    Two teen sisters are providing supplies to homeless teens and at-risk youth in schools, shelters and foster care. The girls earned this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
    Two teen sisters are providing supplies to homeless teens and at-risk youth in schools, shelters and foster care. The girls earned this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Community helps family buy specialized van

    Acts of Kindness: Community helps family buy specialized van

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-06-25 13:30:11 GMT
    A North Las Vegas family that was featured on Acts of Kindness last year received a much-needed, specialized van for its handicapped children.More>>
    A North Las Vegas family that was featured on Acts of Kindness last year received a much-needed, specialized van for its handicapped children.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Jordan Coppert

    Acts of Kindness: Jordan Coppert

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:46:09 GMT
    Outfitting your child for a school sport can be very costly, especially as they get older. A local high school student is helping kids get what they need.More>>
    Outfitting your child for a school sport can be very costly, especially as they get older. A local high school student is helping kids get what they need.
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  • Acts of Kindness: Lola Asbury

    Acts of Kindness: Lola Asbury

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:52:50 GMT
    A Las Vegas woman is making a huge impact with her volunteer work at Three Square. She wins this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
    A Las Vegas woman is making a huge impact with her volunteer work at Three Square. She wins this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Elise Salsbury

    Acts of Kindness: Elise Salsbury

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-05-21 13:30:12 GMT
    Spending time at the hospital can be scary and boring. One teen from Tonopah is helping improve the experience for hundreds of patients in Las Vegas. She wins this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
    Spending time at the hospital can be scary and boring. One teen from Tonopah is helping improve the experience for hundreds of patients in Las Vegas. She wins this week’s Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Brad Parker

    Acts of Kindness: Brad Parker

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-05-14 13:45:09 GMT

    Brad Parker has become a recognizable face at Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City. 8 News NOW rewards his efforts in this week’s Acts of Kindness.

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    Brad Parker has become a recognizable face at Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City. 8 News NOW rewards his efforts in this week’s Acts of Kindness.

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  • Acts of Kindness: Dr. Raul Arteaga

    Acts of Kindness: Dr. Raul Arteaga

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-05-07 13:30:09 GMT

    A Las Vegas veterinarian is helping equip local fire departments with life-saving devices. He earns this week’s Acts of Kindness award.

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    A Las Vegas veterinarian is helping equip local fire departments with life-saving devices. He earns this week’s Acts of Kindness award.

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  • Acts of Kindness: Samantha Corey

    Acts of Kindness: Samantha Corey

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:34:48 GMT

    A Summerlin teenager who triumphed over anorexia is now helping others with a fundraiser this weekend. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in this week’s Acts of Kindness.

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    A Summerlin teenager who triumphed over anorexia is now helping others with a fundraiser this weekend. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in this week’s Acts of Kindness.

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  • Acts of Kindness recipients host weekend fundraisers

    Acts of Kindness recipients host weekend fundraisers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:30:09 GMT
    Two Acts of Kindness recipients are participating in fundraisers this weekend.More>>
    Two Acts of Kindness recipients are participating in fundraisers this weekend.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Call for nominations

    Acts of Kindness: Call for nominations

    Every week, 8 News NOW honors local heroes who quietly give back to others in a segment called Acts of Kindness. Anchor Kirsten Joyce looks back at people who were featured and calls for future nominations.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Gaby Foster

    Acts of Kindness: Gaby Foster

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:30:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - In November 2012, Gaby Foster was six months pregnant with her baby Jalen. Tragedy struck, however, as the child developed a rare and fatal bacterial infection. "We walked into the hospitalMore>>
    A Las Vegas volunteer is helping parents whose babies die with assistance and emotional support. She receives this week's Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Tatiana and Leroy Newcomb

    Acts of Kindness: Tatiana and Leroy Newcomb

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:30:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Meet Leroy and Tatiana Newcomb, a Las Vegas couple with plenty to be thankful for. Six years ago, Tatiana lived out of her car. Leroy spent his nights at the local shelter. Today, both haveMore>>
    A local man and woman, who once lived on the streets themselves, are giving back to those in need. 8 News NOW is rewarding their efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Det. Chris Holman

    Acts of Kindness: Det. Chris Holman

    Thursday, March 27 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:39:24 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - When Detective Chris Holman of Henderson Police Department's Computer Crimes Unit started investigating online predators four years ago, he discovered an alarming trend: children are puttingMore>>
    A Henderson Police detective has given countless hours of his personal time to teach children and parents about the dangers of the Internet. He wins this week's Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Ray and Clare Biggerstaff

    Acts of Kindness: Ray and Clare Biggerstaff

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-03-19 15:06:34 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Ray Biggerstaff and his wife Clare are the parents of five wonderful children. They are natural parents to two of the children. The Biggerstaffs adopted a son and foster the other two children. RayMore>>
    A local couple is helping foster families throughout the valley in a number of ways. Their efforts earn them this week's Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Connie Quarrells

    Acts of Kindness: Connie Quarrells

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-03-12 18:25:23 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Connie Quarrells says she loves being a crossing guard at Robert Taylor Elementary School. "I enjoy it. It's not a job. It keeps me healthy, and it keeps me going," she said. The nearby communityMore>>
    A Las Vegas woman is tasked with safely getting kids and parents across the street, but crossing guard Connie Quarrells takes her job much further – earning her an Acts of Kindness award.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Evelyn Manfield

    Acts of Kindness: Evelyn Manfield

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-03-05 14:30:09 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Evelyn Manfield will tell you that anybody who knits or crochets always has extra. So, she decided to put that extra yarn to good use. She invited the local ladies at her senior mobile homeMore>>
    Evelyn Manfield and her team of quilters are providing warmth to premature babies, homeless people and the elderly. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness Winner Receives National Recognition

    Acts of Kindness Winner Receives National Recognition

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-02-26 14:30:11 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - A valley teen who was featured on Acts of Kindness has received national recognition for her anti-bullying radio show. Corey Taylor recently returned from Newtown, Connecticut where she receivedMore>>
    A valley teen who was featured on Acts of Kindness has received national recognition for her anti-bullying radio show.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Diana England

    Acts of Kindness: Diana England

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-02-19 14:30:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Diana England was born and raised in Las Vegas, and she's always had a passion for helping animals. When this mother of two reached a significant milestone in her life, she decided to putMore>>
    A Las Vegas woman works tirelessly to help find loving homes for animals. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Marshal Red Davis

    Acts of Kindness: Marshal Red Davis

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-02-12 14:30:11 GMT
    HENDERSON, Nev. - Marshal Red Davis demands the utmost respect from the 100 teens inside Judge Diana Hampton's courtroom. The teens were either ordered to attend or came voluntarily with their parents. TheyMore>>
    Once a month, teens and young adults are scared straight through the Henderson Life of Crime program. 8 News NOW recognizes the program's master of ceremonies in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Jim Lammert

    Acts of Kindness: Jim Lammert

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-01-29 14:30:11 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Jim Lammert tackles numerous problems at the Easter Seals facility in Las Vegas. His official job title is facilities manager, but people know him better as "Papa Jim". Tina Jeeves is theMore>>
    A valley man has spent years as a volunteer and employee for Easter Seals Nevada, helping countless disabled people. 8 News NOW is rewarding his efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Ryan Judkins

    Acts of Kindness: Ryan Judkins

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-01-22 14:30:09 GMT
    HENDERSON, Nev. - Ryan Judkins is normally clean-shaven. For the past nine months, however, he let his beard grow. While it proved trying at times, he did it to get people talking. "It definitely gotMore>>
    A Henderson man is helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by collecting donations and showing support with his whiskers. 8 News NOW rewards his efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Savanna Brink

    Acts of Kindness: Savanna Brink

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-01-15 14:30:09 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Seven-year-old Savanna Brink is a sweetheart. The adorable redhead sprung into action after seeing something on television last month that got her thinking. "We saw a commercial with kidsMore>>
    A local girl's wish for the new year is to provide a full head of hair to a child who is battling cancer. Thanks to a local wig master, that wish will come true.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Brenda Villatorro

    Acts of Kindness: Brenda Villatorro

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-01-08 14:24:40 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Brenda Villatorro recently arrived in style to North Las Vegas Medical Center, sporting a holiday costume and accompanied by "Santa Clause". They delivered holiday cheer and thousands of cookiesMore>>
    When soldiers are stationed overseas, a little piece of home goes a long way. 8 News NOW profiles a woman who ensures military veterans receive a little love, one cookie at a time.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Nick Finn

    Acts of Kindness: Nick Finn

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 9:30 AM EST2013-12-18 14:30:11 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Private Las Vegas Chef Nick Finn recently made a big change in his life after getting out of a bad relationship. "Instead of focusing on all that negativity, I just put forth my energy toMore>>
    A Las Vegas man spends his time helping the homeless people who gather at valley intersections. 8 News NOW rewards his efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Laverne Croucher

    Acts of Kindness: Laverne Croucher

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:30 AM EST2013-12-11 14:30:11 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Eighty-nine-year-old Laverne Croucher is sharp, spry and full of spirit. "I feel like forty or fifty, and then my body starts crying," she said. Croucher says she does not plan to slow down.More>>
    A Las Vegas woman has spent nearly a year collecting and sewing items for the valley's less fortunate children. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in this week's Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Giovanna Raccosta

    Acts of Kindness: Giovanna Raccosta

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:57 AM EST2013-12-04 15:57:11 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Excitement builds at the Boys Town in northwest Las Vegas. The kids are receiving a little cheer for the holidays. The bedrooms, which have not been remodeled in 23 years, are undergoing aMore>>
    A local woman who recently helped serve 13,000 meals to the less fortunate is now helping to remodel a local Boys Town. 8 News NOW rewards her efforts in Acts of Kindness.More>>
  • Acts of Kindness: Teen Radio Host Up for National Honor

    Acts of Kindness: Teen Radio Host Up for National Honor

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 2:58 PM EST2014-02-05 19:58:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Sixteen-year-old Corey Taylor is garnering a lot of attention these days for her anti-bullying radio program. The program is broadcast out of Las Vegas Thursday evenings and has a global audience. 8More>>
    A Las Vegas teen, showcased on Acts of Kindness in October, has been nominated for a national award. She's invited to a special ceremony, but she needs the public's help to get there.More>>
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