Las Vegas-based CARE Complex unveiled its renovated facility after volunteer contractors completed roughly $300,000 worth of work on the weeks-long project and donated an additional $10,000 to support the group's operations. Construction charity organization AGC Charities, Inc., with the leadership of the Nevada Contractors Association Young Constructors Forum, made renovations to the homeless support facility, and made upgrades to a nearby by after-school support program for local youth.
"The amazing thing about this project was that the easiest part was getting contractors to show up and do the work," said Scott Williams, chairman of AGC Charities and president of Springfield, Ore.-based Hamilton Construction Co. "Thanks to the volunteers' hard work, CARE now has a significantly improved facility that will help them better support those who need the help the most."
The renovations included installing new heating and air conditioning systems, building new changing rooms, upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, building and installing new client lockers and making other upgrades. In addition, the group also made improvements to the facility operated by Gentlemen by Choice, an after-school support group for local youth. The volunteer contractors installed new lighting and video equipment, painted walls, donated new furniture and made other upgrades to the youth facility.
“We chose these two charity groups to support because they are the real deal, they are making a difference in our community every day,” said Nathan Cartwright, director of business development at Las Vegas-based GSL Electric and the lead project coordinator for the Young Constructors Forum. “These projects were a great way for the construction community to give back to a community that has been so good to us.”