Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV), the local affiliate of the national nonprofit Rebuilding Together, will celebrate National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 27. In celebration of RTSNV’s silver anniversary, 33 teams comprised of approximately 1,000 volunteers will revitalize 21 homes in Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. The home modifications will be completed at no cost to recipients.
“Our clients often live with limited resources and are forced to choose between food and needed medicine over critical home repairs,” said Bob Cleveland, RTSNV Executive Director. “That’s why National Rebuilding Day is so important to us – it provides us the opportunity to transform the lives of our neighbors in need by relieving them of the costs and concerns related to the everyday health and safety of their homes.”
The homes selected by RTSNV will receive critical repairs as well as maintenance work. Critical repairs include: installation of new plumbing and HVAC systems; roof repair; water heater replacement; ADA modifications such as grab bars, safety rails and other accessibility adjustments; and other major home rehabilitation work. Maintenance work completed by volunteer teams on National Rebuilding Day includes exterior painting, xeriscaping, property clean up, debris removal and other minor repairs.
RTSNV was founded in 1994 and is one of 132 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country. Since that time, the nonprofit has renovated 7,800 homes in Southern Nevada, equating to a total of 468 city blocks. In addition, RTSNV has reinvigorated dozens of nonprofit facilities and community spaces, including Shade Tree, Easter Seals, Transition Services Inc., Girl Scouts, and Boys and Girls Club.
Those making repairs to the 21 homes include volunteer teams from Wells Fargo; North Las Vegas Fire Department; Mortenson-McCarthy; Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican; Southwest Gas; The PENTA Building Group; CBRE Las Vegas; The Raymond Group; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV); Keller Williams Realty; NV Energy; United States Air Force (USAF); Sherwin Williams; Aqua Plumbing LLC; Capital One; Stewart Title; Vegas Homes Realty; KHS&S Contractors; JPMorgan Chase; Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR); KVVU-TV FOX 5; F.E.I. Construction; Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP); Mission Support; Team Rubicon; Sunburst Shutters; Nevada State Bank; MGM Resorts International; KB Home; Arizona Pipeline; Northern Pipeline; Gonzales Team; and Pepperdine Las Vegas Waves.
April is National Rebuilding Month, Rebuilding Together’s month-long call to service, which concludes on National Rebuilding Day. Throughout the month, more than 33,000 volunteers will come together to complete more than 1,000 rebuild projects across the country.
For more information about RTSNV, visit www.rtsnv.org.