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Jim Grant/Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Members of Leadership Lake Tahoe 2005 check out a fence in need of repair at a Sierra Recovery Center residential home. From left are Rhea Dira, SRC; Pamela Ross-Osinski and Denise Sloan, Leadership; Paula East-Janicki and Kate Englund, SRC; Cyndee Orcutt, Yonker Construction; Betsy Fedor, SRC; Susan Zeiter, Leadership; and Jodi Ballard, Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce. Not pictured is Rod Walton, Leadership.
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Members of Leadership Lake Tahoe 2005 launched their “class project” by touring the three residential homes that are owned and operated by Sierra Recovery Center. The goal of that tour was to assess the amount of work, maintenance, repairs and improvements that need to be made to the homes, for which grant money is not available to SRC. The renovation project, which is slated to be complete by the end of October, is called “One Home at a Time.”

“Our goal is to put our talents and manpower to work in our community to make a positive impact – not just in the neighborhood appeal, but in the lives of the residents at those three recovery facilities, ‘One Home at a Time’,” said Leadership Lake Tahoe member Denise Sloan.

This class project group is looking to the community for help through donations of paint, flooring, tools, windows, plumbers, monetary gifts, manpower or any other donations that locals and businesses could provide. The “One Home at a Time” renovation project will take place over five work weekends beginning Aug. 13 and 14 and ending Oct. 22 and 23. Some residents of the homes will lend a helping hand in renovating the three structures.

Another member involved in the project, Pamela Ross-Osinski, added to the sentiments of benefiting people who live in South Lake Tahoe.

“As Carl Ribaudo said when he addressed our last Leadership class regarding local issues, ‘It’s about the people,’ she recalled. “And this project is definitely about the people.”

Various civic groups have already offered help on the project. Corporate sponsors include Strategic Marketing Group, Yonker Construction, Cascade Investments, The UPS Store and investment executive Mike Riley.

For more information call (530) 541-5255 or (775) 588-7768.


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