Four local homebuilders partner for STEP2 cottage makeover
Volunteers with the Builders Association Charity, as well as Ryder Homes, Toll Brothers, Tanamera and Di Loreto Homes of Nevada, gathering with nonprofit STEP2 officials to kick off the “5th Annual Cottage Makeover.”
On June 1, the Builders Association Charity, the charitable arm of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, partnered with local nonprofit STEP2 to kick off the “5th Annual Cottage Makeover” at STEP2’s Lighthouse campus. The program helps revitalize transitional homes on the nonprofit’s Lighthouse campus in Reno, which is used by area women who recovering from chemical dependency. “It’s truly humbling to see the work of STEP2 and the women who are in recovery while working to reunite their families,” Brian Cassidy, chairman of the BAC, said in a June 1 press release. “The BAC/STEP2 partnership is a small, but vital part of creating a positive and enriching environment during the women’s journey to overcoming their addictions.
"We are proud of our members for continuing to play a role in the success of STEP2 and our community.” Four local homebuilders — Ryder Homes, Toll Brothers, Tanamera and Di Loreto Homes of Nevada — have each adopted a cottage on the STEP2 campus, and are committing time, resources materials and subcontractors to remodeling four transitional homes that were built nearly 20 years ago.
Cottages range in size from two- to three-bedrooms.
“A safe, clean and comfortable home is so important to the women in our program,” Mari Hutchinson, STEP2’s CEO, said in a statement. “While a woman is doing the hard work to continue the process of breaking the cycle of addiction and violence in her family, it is such a gift for her to be able to move into a newly remodeled cottage with her children. We are extremely grateful to be the recipient of the BAC2Gether project for the fifth year.”
Completion of construction is set for late September 2021, according to the press release.
The builders are partnering with local businesses for construction materials, appliances, new furniture and monetary donations. To participate, contact the BAC/BANN office at 775-329-4611.