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Builders Association of Northern Nevada Helps Build a Free Home For a Disabled Nevada Veteran



Hundreds of volunteers will converge in Wellington Nevada tomorrow as the Builders Association of Northern Nevada (The Builders) and Homes For Our Troops come together to build Marine Sgt. Dylan Gray a new, specially adapted home at no cost to him. Sgt. Gray lost both of his legs in Iraq and is not able to get around his current home to help his wife care for their three, soon to be four, small children.

“I’m overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the community, even in such difficult financial times,” said Teri Scharosch, director of operations at The Builders.  “A vast majority of the building materials, supplies and hours of labor have been donated by companies right here, in Northern Nevada.”

The three-day “Build Brigade” will begin with a brief ceremony tomorrow at 8:30 am.  The group of volunteers hope to take the home from bare foundation to a weather tight home by Sunday.

About The Builders:
The Builders Association of Northern Nevada is the “Voice of the Building Industry” in the region. Chartered in 1956, The Builders is a non-profit entity affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and is committed to providing education, information, representation and benefits to their membership. The Builders gives back to the community in the form of scholarships and through its charitable arm, the Builders Association Charity. As the residential construction industry, The Builders members significantly contribute to the success of the local economy. Information about the Builders Association of Northern Nevada is located on their website at www.thebuilders.com.

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