The Women’s History and Culture Center won “The 2021 Nonprofit of the Year” Award on January 12, 2022 by the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.

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The Mesquite Women’s History and Culture Center won recently Mesquite’s Best Nonprofit Organization for the year of 2021 by the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce on January 12, 2022. The award took place at the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce “State of the Commerce” address which was held at the Eureka Casino Resort. Other awards presented included Mesa View Regional Hospital  as Health Provider of the Year, America First Credit Union Mesquite Branch as Financial Services Excellence Award, Conestoga Golf Club as the Golf Course of the Year, the Salvation Army of Mesquite as the Outstanding Community Service, Reliance Connects as the Service Provider of the Year, Hole Foods Bakery for Hospitality Award, Karen Fielding for Real Estate Agent or Company of the Year, The UPS Store as the Customer Service Champion, and the Diamond Award for best support of the chamber went to Danielle’s Chocolates.

To help celebrate Valentine’s Day and the achievement by the Nonprofit Organization of the Year, the Women’s History and Culture Center was notified by the Virgin River Times as an effort to “Spread the Love” by doing a Facebook Page “Follow Us” Fundraiser.

In Response to the big award from the Chamber of Commerce, the WHCC Founder and Chairman of the Board Jean Watkins stated, “We are so very honored and pleased to receive this award, marking a year of hard work, community support, outreach, and initiatives that benefit the community and many targeted labors of love.”
In an interview with the Virgin River Times, WHCC President Carol Saldivar was grateful for the scheduled “Spread the Love Campaign.”
“We are so proud of this award and it is so neat to be able to have local people and businesses help us continue to provide the services of the Women’s Center by their efforts of fundraising, donations, and volunteer time,” said Saldivar. “We are very honored to have this campaign to help us in our continued service for the community.”
Carol Saldivar also mentioned how Jean Watkins always talks and mentions how this accomplishment and success of the Women’s Center is due to “efforts of many people. It’s a combined effort of many people since our opening in 2018. Our volunteers, our class facilitators, our board members, our community and our community partners have all played a part. We cannot do what we do without the time and talents of those that support us in so many ways!”
The Virgin River Times “Spread the Love” Campaign is will start Wednesday night on January 26th and will continue through Valentine’s Day. For everyone who “Follows” the Virgin River Times Facebook Business Page, The Owner of The Virgin River Times, David Bounsall, has committed to donating $1 per “Follow” to the Mesquite Women’s History and Culture Center.
The way to help out the Mesquite Women’s History and Culture Center is by going to “The Virgin River Times” Facebook Page located at
The “Spread the Love” Campaign fundraiser ends February 15th at 12 midnight. The total amount of followers from January 26th (the start of the fundraiser) to the end February 15th will be calculated and then the total amount will be donated in a presentation and time TBA shortly after the end of the “Spread the Love” Campaign.
The “Follows” include people and businesses both.
For more information please contact the Virgin River Times at 114 N Sandhill Blvd, Ste E in Mesquite, NV 89027. You can also message us on our Facebook page or email us at
If interested in volunteering, doing donations, or taking advantage of the resources available through the Mesquite Women’s History and Culture Center contact them by visiting their website at or visit their location at 225 N. Willow St. Mesquite, NV, 89027, Room #23. You can also call 702-345-4088.
Follow the Virgin River Times on Facebook and we will donate $1 per “follow” collected during January 26th-February 15th.

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