Eddy House CEO Diaz Dixon, left, stands with Tyre Gray, president of the Nevada Mining Association, after the 2020 campaign wrapped.
The Nevada Mining Association kicked off its sixth annual Hope for Heat campaign on Memorial Day, May 31.
The campaign runs through Labor Day, Sept. 6; each day temperatures hit 90 degrees in Reno and Elko, respectively, $90 will be donated to the nonprofit Eddy House in Reno and the Boys & Girls Club of Elko, according to an NVMA press release.
Eddy House provides homeless and at-risk youth access to critical basic resources in a safe, secure place, as well as training to develop necessary skills for sustainable independence. The Boys & Girls Club of Elko offers programs to keep youth on track to graduate, enabling them to plan for a future as healthy, productive and responsible residents.
Meanwhile, in Southern Nevada, NVMA will make a $100 donation to After-School All-Stars Las Vegas each day the temperature reaches 100 degrees.
“Needless to say, we’re rooting for a sizzling summer throughout the Silver State,” NVMA President Tyre Gray said in a statement. “Each day the mercury rises, some of our state’s most incredible and compassionate nonprofits will benefit. They are delivering vital tools and programs to young people throughout Nevada, ultimately equating to them achieving success in everyday life, school and in the future.”
From 2016 through 2020, Hope for Heat contributed $52,500 to Nevada nonprofits, according to NVMA.