For 30-plus years, Evelyn Mount has provided holiday meals to thousands of Reno and Sparks families through the program she and her late husband Leon founded. For the 15th year, member firms of the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), coordinated by the Community Awareness/Special Events Committee, will drop off food-stuffs collected for the Community Outreach program.
Companies who have donated food this year include:
Nevada State Development Corp.
Clark and Associates
The donation will be delivered in the bucket of a loader donated by Q & D Construction. Hard Hat Santa will also be there to help deliver the food. The Nevada Chapter not only donates food to Mount’s program but it has also purchased a truck, and helped organize and build storage facilities at the Mount home in the past. In 1999, the Nevada Chapter honored the Mounts’ decades of community service with a special SIR Award recognizing their Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.
About the AGC
The AGC and its 300 member firms represent nearly half of the Washoe County construction jobs.The Nevada Chapter AGC was formed in 1939 by a group of Nevadans intent on replacing the dangerous gravel roads that connected Northern Nevada with modern pavement. They evolved into the modern AGC, whose goal is to use skill, integrity and responsibility to build a better community.
AGC membership has been the first to step up to be that good neighbor. These services include:
- Donating labor and materials to local charity groups
- Donating dollars for the University of Nevada scholarships since 1963, now more than $500,000
- Supporting the Academy for Career Education, the ACE Charter High School which provides construction education curriculum for Washoe County students
- Providing disaster relief with equipment and manpower during times of flood and fire
The Nevada Chapter AGC has been active in national and regional construction issues including job site safety and worker health care, vocational education and recognizing the best in local building. For more information, log on to www.nevadaagc.org.
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