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Give Back Tahoe: C.A.T.T. Community Project performs much-needed work

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C.A.T.T. Community Project is a 501c(3) non-profit, charitable organization established in October 1999 as an organization comprised of members of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. C.A.T.T CP provides design and construction assistance to other non-profit foundations, institutions and agencies as a way of "giving back" to the community.

Over the years, CP has donated time, expertise and materials to a wide range of projects, including the Truckee Bike Park, the McIver Dairy Project, the Women's Shelter, the Victory Highway Eagle Monument, the Tahoe City Banners, TTUSD Recycling Containers, the Old Jail Museum restoration, the Family Resource Center and the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden. Recently, CP volunteers have painted the Sierra Senior Services Community Room and installed a stove at Choices Transitional Services to teach disabled adults to cook for themselves.

This year, CP has focused on assisting the Truckee Donner Railroad Society with designing and building a snow shed at the Kids Railroad in Truckee River Regional Park on Brockway Road. The project offers opportunities for history interpretation, onsite storage of the train in the winter, and for increased enjoyment of riding the train.

C.A.T.T. Community Project holds an annual Softball Tournament as a fundraiser and is always grateful for donations. Besides funding, the biggest challenge is finding volunteers with time to give.

"Everybody is working; building is booming," says Paul Zarubin, president of Mt. Lincoln Construction and the project manager for the snow shed project. "We all in our hearts want to contribute to our community, but finding the time and recruiting volunteers is the hard part."

If you would like to apply for assistance with your project, or if you have some hours to donate, please call Valerie at (530) 550-9999, or email her at info@ca-tt.com. Visit ca-tt.com/catt-community-project for more information.