Dozens of Nevada real estate professionals are taking Oct. 18 off.
But they aren't calling in sick.
Instead they will spend the day providing service to Street Teens, a non-profit that assists homeless, abandoned, and at-risk youth in in Las Vegas. Windermere Real Estate announced its three local offices will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that Friday, and its approximately 50 employees will volunteer to refurbish the Street Teens facility.
Windermere associates have been taking a day for service since 1984, volunteering in a variety of neighborhood improvement projects. The company selects its annual projects from applications submitted by nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.
The Street Teens project will include repainting the facility’s rooms, installing and stocking shelves, creating signage and landscaping the property. Larry and Megan Huegel, the owners of California Closets Las Vegas, have partnered with Windermere to design a number of storage areas for Street Teens.
The facility helps meet the survival needs of youth by providing basic necessities in a safe environment. Its drop-in center provides meals, clothing, employment assistance and housing referrals.
“Windermere takes great pride in supporting compassionate organizations that make a significant difference in our community, and this is a nonprofit that serves our area’s most vulnerable population,” said Robyn Yates, owner/broker of Windermere Prestige Properties. “Windermere is thrilled to assist Street Teens during this year’s Community Service Day project.”