On Wednesday 4/14 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the framing of a house in the Silver Parking Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center known as the VCI Solutions Build 2010 House Project. The house build was a partnership between VCI Solutions, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas, and NAB Show.
Hundreds of volunteers participated in framing the house during the first three days of the show. Show attendees also came together as a media community by donating money to finish the house once it’s on its final site. When finished, the home will be sold at cost to a working family through Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas.
Jamie Meyer, VP Product Development for VCI Solutions, spoke on behalf of VCI Solutions. He thanked the NAB and Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas as partners. Meyer also recognized Aramark and Freeman for donating water, food, electric, and forklift support during the project. During the ceremony, Meyer remarked, “We at VCI Solutions want to thank the entertainment and Las Vegas community for coming together in a way that supports the VCI Solutions theme of “Building Partnerships for a Better Community.” He later continued, “This house…this frame…this structure is a representation of how powerful solid partnerships can be built with trust, coming together, and experience. Without the support of everyone involved, the Build 2010 House Project would not be such a success.”
Guy Amato, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity, said, “The partnership with VCI Solutions and the NAB is helping us build another home in a historic west side neighborhood in Las Vegas. We welcome and appreciate all of the companies and individuals who visit our city to conduct business and who find time and resources to help the local community. We hope the experience will encourage people to get involved with the Habitat for Humanity affiliates in their communities when they return home.”
“Broadcasters have an unparalleled history of public service, routinely partnering with charitable organizations to better the lives of listeners and viewers across the country,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “Today’s ceremony reinforces this decades-long commitment to community service, and we are proud to be part of such an important initiative.