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16th annual AGC food drive delivers for holiday meals

By Miriam Hodgman

ev7Today, for the 16th year, Associated General Contractors (AGC) delivered food collected from  participating AGC member firms to Evelyn Mount’s Community Outreach, in Sparks, to feed those in need this holiday season.

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.

The following 12 companies participated in AGC’s 16th year of giving to Evelyn Mount’s holiday meals: Averill IT Consulting Group, Inc., CFA, Inc., Construction Materials Engineers, Inc., CORE Construction Services of Nevada,
ev4Eldorado Resort Casino, Granite Construction Company, Lumos & Associates, Inc., Nevada State Development, Pyramid Materials, RICOH USA, US Bank, and Valley Concrete Co., Inc.

The donation was delivered in the bucket of a loader donated by Cashman Equipment and loaded at 10:30 a.m. in the empty lot on Fantastic Street.

Hard Hat Santa was there to help deliver the food.

The Nevada Chapter not only donates food to Mounts’ program, but 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.”

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.

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.