LAS VEGAS — Building on a longstanding commitment, the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) will present Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas with a $100,000 donation on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8:30 a.m., in sponsorship of a new home.
“GLVAR is excited to once again support Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas, and we look forward to building upon our established partnership with this great organization,” said GLVAR President Scott Beaudry. “Many of our REALTORS are excited to once again have the opportunity to volunteer their time and help a family move into a new home. GLVAR has had such a rich history with Habitat for Humanity, and it is our goal to continue to foster that relationship and our collaborative efforts to ensure our community stays strong and vibrant. ”
The three-bedroom home will be the 13th Habitat Las Vegas house that GLVAR has supported over the years. In addition to providing full funding for the construction, GLVAR’s members also will help build the home. The new home will be adjacent to the six single-family homes Habitat Las Vegas completed on Merze Avenue and Ward Drive, as part of Habitat’s neighborhood revitalization efforts in Henderson’s Pittman region.
“Our corporate partners are integral to the success of fulfilling Habitat Las Vegas’ mission, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to join forces with GLVAR,” adds Meg Delor, Habitat Las Vegas’ executive director. “By working together with our community supporters, neighborhoods become safer and resilient, and in turn, secures a healthier future for our families.”
Since 1991, Habitat Las Vegas has provided simple, decent and affordable homes for low-income families, in addition to helping transform and strengthen our communities throughout Southern Nevada.
In addition to meeting income requirements, working families who qualify for Habitat’s homeownership program must perform 300 hours of volunteer “sweat equity” building other Habitat homes, including the one they will eventually own.
About Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Established in Clark County in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is a not-for-profit organization that provides simple, decent, affordable housing with the help of volunteer labor and donated time, materials and funds. Each home is sold at no profit and with a zero-interest mortgage to local working families, who otherwise might be forced to live in substandard housing. Habitat partner families contribute “sweat equity” by helping in the construction of their own homes. For more information, visit www.lasvegashabitat.org
About the GLVAR
GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 12,500 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, GLVAR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada. Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit www.LasVegasRealtor.com.