May 14, 2019, CINCINNATI, OH – ConstructConnect, one of the leading providers of construction information and technology solutions, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Hanley Wood Media have selected the Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM) as the recipient of AEC Cares’ ninth annual blitz build, projectVegas, which will take place on June 5, 2019, the day before AIA’s Conference on Architecture.
AEC Cares’ blitz build is an annual building project that provides community support for worthwhile projects across the U.S. Over 100 volunteers and sponsors from the AEC community will converge for the one-day build to renovate and make repairs to LVRM’s chapel and gym. When finished, the LVRM will have updated spaces to provide vital services to Las Vegas’ most underserved.
“We are honored to partner with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission for this year’s blitz build,” explained Dave Conway, ConstructConnect CEO and president of AEC Cares. “The LVRM provides critical support to those in need in the Las Vegas community. It is a privilege to bring together sponsors and volunteers from the AEC community for this worthy endeavor.”
Founded in 1970, LVRM has been transforming the lives of homeless and hungry men, women, and children. In 2018, they provided 373,269 hot meals, 53,611 beds overnight, clothing to 6,505 individuals, and recovery programs to 307 individuals. Its goal is to provide redemption, recovery, and reentry to independent living.
“The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is beyond excited and appreciative of the AEC Cares efforts to help our facility and the homeless,” said Las Vegas Rescue Mission CEO Heather Engle. “This fantastic group of professionals will bring their talents to the mission and help create newly renovated space that is much-needed here. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication.”
To sponsor, donate, or volunteer for AEC Cares’ projectVegas or for additional information, visit aeccares.com.
About AEC Cares
AEC Cares is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation supported by ConstructConnect, the AIA, Hanley Wood, generous sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Bringing together architects, contractors, manufacturers, and industry professionals, AEC Cares works to create positive change through meaningful projects that benefit a new community every year. To learn more, visit aeccares.com.