“Getting Dirty for a Cause,” NAIOP Southern Nevada’s community project with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is now complete

NAIOP Southern Nevada’s community project “Getting Dirty for a Cause” is now complete. Last month, the “NAIOP Neighborhood” was dedicated by St. Jude’s Executive Director Christina Vela.

The year-long project was divided into two phases, with each phase involving a complete renovation of two 1,200-square-foot cottages, costing about $40,000 per phase. Renovations included completely remodeling each cottage, from new roofs to floors and new appliances.

NAIOP received sizable donations for the project with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in renovating the four cottages at its Boulder City campus. Colliers International-Las Vegas’ charitable arm Links for Life donated $20,000 and Martin-Harris Construction donated $5,000. Donations were also received by NAIOP members and friends in 2018 and 2019.

NAIOP members AJB General Contractor, The Korte Company, McCarthy Building Companies and R&O Construction all volunteered to serve as construction superintendents for each cottage renovation. Among other duties, they helped volunteers learn new skills as well as work to maintain a safe work site for all volunteers, and there were many. These four companies made this project happen with their time, labor along with their subcontractors labor and materials.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has operated in Southern Nevada for more than 52 years, with a mission of rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected children and providing a safe and nurturing transitional home for them. St. Jude’s Ranch serves about 500 local children per year.

The cottages will be used for transitional housing for St. Jude clients who are aging out of foster care as well as St. Jude employees and snowbird volunteers.

“We are very grateful for the support of our community partners; they are critical to helping us carry out our mission in Southern Nevada,” said Christina Vela, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s executive director. “We are humbled by NAIOP’s commitment to help us provide hope and healing for the children and young people we serve.”

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