LAS VEGAS – Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance and resources to homeless teenagers in Southern Nevada, announced the organization will receive a generous donation of two newly refurbished vehicles from members of the National Auto Body Council during the NACE Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Oct. 18.
The vehicles are being donated through the National Auto Body Council’s nationwide Recycled Rides program in which insurance companies, collision repairers and parts suppliers team up to repair and donate vehicles to deserving individuals and nonprofit organizations. Technicians and staff from local collision repair shops donate personal time to repair the vehicles as a community service project.
The Recycled Rides vehicles are being provided by Allstate and repaired by Gerber Collision, Caliber Collision and the Van Tuyl Group. Keys to both a Ford Edge and a Dodge Caravan will be handed over to NPHY Executive Director, Arash Ghafoori, and a number of the organization’s clients and staff during a special presentation at 10:30 a.m. on the final day of the NACE Conference and Expo.
NPHY plans to use the donated vehicles to support the organization’s 24-hour wrap-around services and outreach efforts to get homeless youths off the streets and back on the road to stability. The vehicles are critically needed to provide daily transportation for youths in the program and to conduct preventative and life-saving outreach in Clark County schools and on the streets.
“With an estimated 7,000 homeless youth enrolled in the Clark County School District, our services are needed 365 days a year and 24 hours a day,” said Ghafoori. “This incredibly generous donation will allow us to expand the services we provide to teens in need throughout southern Nevada when they need it most.”
For more information about the services and volunteer opportunities at NPHY, please visit www.nphy.org.
Media interested in attending the Recycled Ride presentation at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center should also contact Amanda Arentsen at (702)433-4331 ext. 222 for credentials.
About Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
NPHY was founded in 2000 when a group of community advocates lobbied the Nevada legislature to remove barriers keeping unaccompanied homeless minors from receiving life-sustaining services. Since then, NPHY has grown from a small citizen coalition to the most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth in Nevada, offering a full range of services to meet homeless youth’s immediate needs and provide them with the tools, resources, and support they need for long-term self-sufficiency and success.