FERNLEY, NV - The Boys and Girls Club at Fernley Intermediate School is getting a big facelift thanks to community volunteers and thousands of dollars in supplies from local Lowes hardware stores. Seeing the transformation of the location is enough to bring Site Coordinator Robin Gane to tears. Over time the space had become dark, dirty and cramped, so the organization turned to Lowes for help.
Employees from Lowes stores in Fernley, Sparks and Reno have donated about a thousand volunteer hours over the past week to give the space a facelift. They donated approximately $3,600 worth of materials including paint, carpet and cabinetry. It's a community goal to give kids a safe, welcoming space to stay while their parents are at work.
Coordinators say this location hosts approximately 75 kids per day after school, and 200 during summer programs. They expect the hard work of these volunteers to continue to make a big impact on local families for years to come. Volunteers are pushing to complete the project by Saturday, but the big unveiling for the public will take place November 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.