Darren Waller honors Shine A Light Foundation for My Cause My Cleats
Tight end Darren Waller will be honoring the Shine A Light Foundation with his My Cause My Cleats, supporting the hundreds of men, women and children who live in the underground flood channels of Las Vegas.
Beneath Las Vegas’ Glittering Strip, Homeless People Live In Storm Tunnels
Donovan looked out on the swanky casino looming in the distance. Traffic whizzed along the nearby highway overpass. He stood, sockless in tennis shoes, at the mouth of the concrete tunnel where he lives, a five-minute walk from Caesars Palace hotel. Graffiti covered...
‘FROM TUNNEL TO TRIUMPH:’ The struggle, battle of escaping homelessness in Las Vegas
Paul Vautrinot is brutally honest about life underground. “I had come to the conclusion I would die in a tunnel with a needle in my arm,” he says. “And I was relieved.” For three years, the former theater student from Las Vegas Academy survived in the storm drains...
Out Of The Darkness: Escaping The Las Vegas Tunnels
If you don’t know Matt O’Brien, it’s very likely you know his book, "Beneath the Neon." The book was an investigation of the sewer tunnels and the people who live in them underneath Las Vegas.
PROFILE: PAUL VAUTRINOT, HOMELESS ADVOCATE
The morning following a heavy July monsoon, Paul Vautrinot treks toward a flood tunnel to deliver supplies to homeless people living underground near the Strip. The 31-year-old serves as point person for Shine a Light...
Las Vegas Loses Luster for Homeless Living in Underground Tunnels
Beneath the city of Las Vegas, famous for its of dazzling lights and high rollers, are underground drainage tunnels built to prevent flooding in the city, but they are now home to hundreds of homeless people.
Light at the end of the tunnel
Like hundreds of people, Paul Vautrinot once lived in the dark tunnels below Las Vegas. Now he’s helping others climb out
Recovering addict helps homeless people
It is now illegal to sleep on the streets in the City of Las Vegas if there are open beds at the shelter. The mayor said it’s a way to get people the resources they need. Paul Vautrinot is taking a different approach.