Downtown Truckee historic homes gets help | SierraSun.com

Downtown Truckee historic homes gets help

Courtesy photoMichael Boaz, Morgan Jones and Trig Paxton of Bandamp;B Plumbing, Steve Corrales andamp; Pat Kennedy of Aegis Electric, Lions club members are Al Farrantine, Bill Watts, Eric Casas and Arthur Lopez give a helping hand to a neighbor in need.

Helping hands arrived en masse to help restore a neighbors dream in downtown Truckee. After purchasing a Victorian home, Ross Nagels found himself on the wrong side of town building codes, unable to continue the remodel, eventually forced out due to code violations.The town became concerned at the condition of the house, and the fact that Nagels had nowhere to go, said building inspector Al Farrentine. He is a veteran, and got in a bit over his head.Enter the Lions club, Bandamp;B Plumbing and Aegis Electric and numerous volunteers, who helped get water and electricity updated and the home at least livable until construction plans can resume.That community members are willing to help, and get him back in, is an example of how this community pulls together, said Farrentine.The Lions initiated the project, and plan to help a family or person in need each year.