HomeAid Southern Nevada is letting the dogs out on Downtown Summerlin® with Las Vegas’ very own Barkitecture event, a designer doghouse contest that combines two universal favorites – pooches and fundraising – for a good cause. All proceeds from the event go to the local HomeAid chapter to build new lives for people experiencing homelessness in Southern Nevada.
Eleven builders from the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association have been working in secret over the last month to design one-of-a-kind doghouses to display at select sites throughout Downtown Summerlin. The custom doghouses, constructed by some of the most creative minds in Las Vegas, will be auctioned off to support HomeAid. Potential buyers and their furry friends can bid on the doghouses online while they are on display March 20 through May 20. The builders, who all donated their services, will be awarded prizes by special judges in select categories.
The doghouses will be unveiled during the Barkitecture Opening Ceremony event. Participants and members of the media are invited to attend on March 20, with remarks starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Downtown Summerlin dining arroyo. The event is pet-friendly. Event organizers, HomeAid’s Executive Director Nat Hodgson, builders, and judges will be available for interviews.
About HomeAid Southern Nevada
Founded in 2004, HomeAid Southern Nevada’s mission is building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. This mission is carried out through care days, education and awareness in the community and shelter projects. The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA). Since opening its doors, more than 200,000 square feet have been renovated, and more than 3,00 homeless children and adults have been served through the great work of countless builders, trades, sponsors and volunteers involved with HomeAid Southern Nevada. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.homeaidsn.org, call 702.794.0117 ext. 108, or follow on Facebook or and Twitter.
About Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
The Southern Nevada Home Builders Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by meeting the housing and community development needs of Southern Nevada.
Founded in 1953 by 12 local homebuilders and incorporated with the State in 1954, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association ranks as the oldest and largest local trade organization representing the residential construction industry in the state of Nevada. It has nearly 500 members working in all facets of the homebuilding industry. It is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association founded in 1942 to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. NAHB is made up of about 800 state and local associations. About 1/3 of NAHB’s 140,000 members are home builders and/or remodelers.