Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties is helping local homeless high school students get prepared for the upcoming school year. The brokerage held a food drive and volunteering event in partnership with Project 150, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, as part of its ongoing initiative to give back and make a positive impact on the lives of those facing challenges in the community.
According to the Nevada Homeless Alliance, over 1,295 unaccompanied youth are homeless in Southern Nevada, and that makes up 21% of the total homeless population in the valley on any given night. By region, Las Vegas has the second highest rate of unaccompanied youth in the nation.
Project 150’s mission is to provide essential support and services to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students. By empowering these students to stay in school, graduate successfully and build brighter futures, the organization has created lasting change for the past 12 years.
“Education is the cornerstone of building a brighter future in our community, and by supporting these students, we hope to inspire positive change,” said Troy Reierson, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada, Arizona and California Properties.
To support the cause, a team of 20 volunteers participated in sorting clothing and school supplies, ensuring that high school students are well-prepared for the upcoming school year. The company held a coinciding food drive to further support Project 150’s efforts in combating food insecurity among the high school student population. Volunteer efforts were organized by Executive Assistant Lisa Peters and Business Development Manager Ira Stark.
“The overwhelming response from employees, clients and the local community exemplifies the collective commitment to uplift and empower the underserved youth of Southern Nevada, ensuring they have the resources and opportunities to thrive and build a brighter future,” said Reierson. “In light of the recent success, our next initiative is underway.”
The brokerage is hosting another food drive to continue its support for those in need. The community is encouraged to participate and join its collective effort to make a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity. Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at any of its five locations during regular business hours until August 4, 2023. For locations, visit
To learn more about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, visit
https://www.bhhsnv.com/. To learn more about Project 150, visit www.project150.org.