Truckee’s Family Resource Center gets a facelift |

Truckee’s Family Resource Center gets a facelift

Truckee’s Family Resource Center is looking better than ever thanks to the Community Project Committee of CATT, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. From February through April, the center received much-needed office improvements: New framing, new doors, augmented office spaces, improved insulation, new carpeting and fresh coats of paint.

According to CATT Community Project Committee Board Member Greg Hines, most of the labor and materials were donated or received at cost. He estimated at least 200 man-hours, from start to finish, organizing the project and doing the labor, were donated from CATT and non-CATT members alike. Among the many professionals and businesses who contributed to the project’s success were CATT Community Project Vice Chairman Mike Brown, Stoel Rives Attorneys at Law, who helped organize the subcontractors; Trevor Schnitzius, Alpha and Omega Drywall; Josh Root, Root of Design Electric; Kevin and Erin Kelly, Kelly Brothers Painting Co.; Sierra Insulation; Hills Flat Lumber Co. and Troy Dibert, who donated carpet and labor.

“I’d like to especially acknowledge Josh Ruppert, of Ruppert Inc., who did the framing, hung doors, donated drywall, worked closely with all the volunteers and made sure that the work was being completed,” Hines said.

Family Resource Center Executive Director Adela M. Gonzalez de Valle is thrilled with the center’s facelift: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the families we serve, I want to express our heartfelt appreciation for CATT’s time and expertise to help the FRC move ahead with our efforts to support our community parents and kids. Thanks again to all for your amazing work in creating a beautiful space where parents and children can gather to enjoy our enrichment classes.”

CATT Community Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, affiliated with CATT, that was established in October 1999. The committee completes three to four projects a year. Last year, work included a bus shelter at Squaw Valley and a ramp for the Truckee Railroad Museum. For more information visit or call 550-9999.

Truckee’s Family Resource Center, 11603 Donner Pass Road, offers a one-stop point of access for families seeking services, referrals or information, including parenting classes, legal issues, housing concerns and basic aid. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. For more information, call 587-2513.

and#8212; Submitted to the Sun by Katrina Veit via e-mail to

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