Reno Speed-Match Program Draws 200 Fearful About Election
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A group of northern Nevada nonprofits has begun hosting speed-dating style meetings to match people fearful about the results of the presidential election with organizations that need donations and volunteers.
Event organizer Jackie Shelton said that a Saturday evening gathering that drew about 200 to a Reno bakery probably won't be the last.
The theme was "What Can I Do? How Can I Help?"
More than 30 local nonprofits took part, including the American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP, the OUR Center for the LGBTQ community in Reno, Transgender Allies Group, the faith-based Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada, and Planned Parenthood.
Shelton says a crisis call center has been getting calls from gay people and Mexican immigrants who are afraid about their futures.