NAIOP Southern Nevada launches “Getting Dirty for a Cause,” partnering with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to renovate two more cottages


LAS VEGAS – Volunteers from NAIOP Southern Nevada are launching phase 2 of “Getting Dirty for a Cause,” where members of the local organization will be renovating two more cottages at the Boulder City campus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

“Phase 1 was a huge success,” said Chris Teachman, NAIOP Southern Nevada community service chair. “We now need the community’s enthusiasm and support for phase 2.”

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has operated in Southern Nevada for more than 52 years, with a mission of rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected children and providing a safe and nurturing transitional home for them. St. Jude’s Ranch serves about 500 local children per year.

Phase 2 of the project consists of a complete renovation of two 1,200-square-foot cottages at St. Jude’s Ranch’s Boulder City campus, costing about $40,000. Renovations include completely remodeling each cottage, from new roofs to floors and new appliances. Phase 1 was completed in October 2018, and work for phase 2 starts in May 2019.

NAIOP members The Korte Company and R&O Construction have volunteered to serve as construction superintendents for phase 2 of the project. Among other duties, they will work to maintain a safe work site for all volunteers.

“We are very grateful for the support of our community partners; they are critical to helping us carry out our mission in Southern Nevada,” said Christina Vela, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s executive director. “We are humbled by NAIOP’s commitment to help us provide hope and healing for the children and young people we serve.”  

For more information or to volunteer or donate money, construction materials or appliances, visit Corporate team volunteer opportunities are also available.

About NAIOP Southern Nevada

NAIOP Southern Nevada is a chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and it comprises more than 550 members serving the Southern Nevada market. NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, with 19,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit For more information on NAIOP corporate, visit

ABOUT St. Jude’s Ranch For Children

For more than 53 years, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has been a community of healing and hope for children and young people. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization helps abused, neglected, and homeless children and youth, ages zero to 25, by providing safety, stability and healing in a caring environment. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children offers customized therapy, high-quality residential and transitional housing programs, and numerous supportive services, as well as opportunities to keep families and siblings together and spend time together when separated in foster care. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s ultimate focus is to break the cycle of abuse and help children and young people become thriving positive members of the community. For more information visit,,, and



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