As the Las Vegas area grows so do the needs of local organizations helping those who need a hand up. A top priority at Cooper Roofing & Solar is giving back to the communities that have provided us with so many opportunities.
The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth will expand its drop-in center thanks to a $350,000 grant from Nevada Women’s Philanthropy and a construction donation of a minimum of $175,000 from HomeAid Southern Nevada. The expansion consists of 6,200 square feet, which used to be the house next door to the drop-in center.
HomeAid Southern Nevada is one of the local charities Cooper Roofing & Solar proudly supports and we’re honored to participate in this project. Our President, Scott Donnelly, is a member of the Board of Directors of HomeAid Southern Nevada and is one of those featured in the photo above.
As part of our commitment to the community, Cooper Roofing & Solar will be donating to the NPHY expansion, part of the construction donation through HomeAid Southern Nevada. We will be removing the solar system from the current building and reinstalling it on the new structure. In addition, we’ll be installing the roof on the new building, with concrete tile donated by our friends at Boral Roofing.
This project will go a long toward giving homeless youth a foundation for success and address an issue that grows as our community grows.
The Clark County School District reported more than 8,000 homeless students this past school year, according to Nevada Partnership. That represents a 21 percent increase from the previous school year. The district’s count includes youth living with extended family or in weekly hotels.
The 2014 Southern Nevada Homeless Census & Survey found a total of 1,601 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18 and 24.
We’re proud and honored to be a part of this project and look forward to continuing to work with such worthwhile organizations to give back to the communities that have helped make our success possible.