The entire KSOS/Las Vegas (SOS Radio) team served homeless & displaced students in Las Vegas with Project 150.
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization that was organized in December, 2011 when the founders heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas that were in need of support over the Christmas Break. Project 150 currently serves more than 6,000 high school students in need. 3,300 registered homeless and 3,100 non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students at 58 high schools in Southern Nevada.
Last summer, SOS Radio and its listeners raised over 90,000 Cup Noodles for homeless & displaced high school students in Nevada. Ramen was the most requested food item by the students Project 150 serves. Cup Noodles are easy to transport, they offer a hot meal for displaced students, and many of the homeless reuse the cups for oatmeal the next morning. Many students come to Project 150 for the ramen cups, but end up getting plugged in with many of their other programs through the food resource. SOS Radio created a campaign to stock Project 150 for the ENTIRE school year!
SOS Radio Morning Show Host, Scott Herrold said – “The Project 150 team told us its biggest need for the new school year was ramen cups, because they are the most requested item by homeless teens in our city. We wondered how many ramen cups it would take to STOCK Project 150 for the ENTIRE school year. When Project 150 gave us the number, we set it as a goal. The Christian community in Las Vegas stepped up to show homeless teens that they genuinely care for them! Our entire studio was stacked wall to wall, floor to ceiling with cases of Cup Noodles for a month!”
SOS Radio has always had a longstanding tradition of community building and helping those in need by partnering with local organizations, churches and city officials. In April of 2018, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission reached out with a need for bottled water. Their reserves were depleted and thousands of homeless and struggling individuals depend on those water bottles to survive the scorching Vegas summers. Within just a few weeks, SOS Radio listeners had donated over 75,000 bottles of water! SOS listeners more than DOUBLED the goal the Las Vegas Rescue Mission asked for!
SOS Radio DJ, Robert Forbes, – “Studies have shown that when students have what they need to succeed in the classroom, they are far more prepared, they have a higher interest in learning and also gain higher self-esteem. Donating backpacks and school supplies not only benefits the students but the teachers as well. National studies show that 94% of teachers spend their own money on school supplies for the kids in their classroom. We want to help!”