Construction Begins on 5th Annual Cottage Makeover
Four local homebuilders to refurbish cottages
for women recovering from chemical dependency
Reno, Nev. – Recently, the Builders Association Charity (BAC), the charitable arm of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN), together with STEP2, kicked-off the “5th Annual Cottage Makeover” at STEP2’s Lighthouse campus.
This program helps revitalize transitional homes on STEP2’s Lighthouse campus being used by Reno-area women who are recovering from chemical dependency.
“It’s truly humbling to see the work of STEP2 and the women who are in recovery while working to reunite their families,” said Brian Cassidy, chairman of the Builders Association Charity. “The BAC/STEP2 partnership is a small, but vital part of creating a positive and enriching environment during the women’s journey to overcoming their addictions. We are proud of our members for continuing to play a role in the success of STEP2 and our community.”
Four local homebuilders have each adopted a cottage on the STEP2 campus, and are committing their time, resources, materials and subcontractors to remodeling four transitional homes that were built nearly 20 years ago. Cottages range in size from two- to three-bedrooms.
For the past five years, BAC and northern Nevada homebuilders have adopted the cottages providing much needed facelifts to the homes. This year’s homebuilders include Ryder Homes, Toll Brothers, Tanamera and Di Loreto Homes of Nevada.
“For the past five years, Ryder Homes has been a proud partner of the BAC2Gether project supporting the amazing work of STEP2 and the women going through recovery,” said Steve Thompson, vice president of Ryder Homes. “Remodeling the cottages to provide a beautiful place for the families to reunite and aspiring to having their own home is an important part of their process and Ryder Homes is happy to play a small role in it.”
Completion of construction is set for late September, 2021.
“A safe, clean and comfortable home is so important to the women in our program,” said Mari Hutchinson, STEP2’s Chief Executive Officer. “While a woman is doing the hard work to continue the process of breaking the cycle of addiction and violence in her family, it is such a gift for her to be able to move into a newly remodeled cottage with her children. We are extremely grateful to be the recipient of the BAC2Gether project for the fifth year.”
Teams are partnering with local businesses for construction materials, appliances, new furniture and monetary donations. To participate in this project, please contact the BAC/The Builders Association office at 775-329-4611.
STEP2 is a comprehensive residential and out-patient treatment program that provides women struggling to overcome substance use disorders, poverty and family violence the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Information about STEP2 is available on the company’s website and social media, which can be accessed via our website.
About the Builders Association Charity (BAC)
“Giving BACk to the Community We Build”
The Builders Association Charity strives to be a positive partner and influence in northern Nevada, and is continuously seeking new ways to improve the quality of life within our community. More information about BAC can be found on our website.
About The Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN):
The Builders Association of Northern Nevada is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting the community with the people who build it. Since 1956 we have been committed to advocacy, educating, and representing our membership and the building industry. For more information, visit us online.