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CONVENTION
Second Annual AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors to Help Las Vegas Family
IN THE NEWS
AGC Praises President’s Call for New Focus on Infrastructure, New Commercial Building Efficiency Effort
Construction Employment Declines as Winter Hit, Loses 32,000 Jobs
Construction Spending Hits 10-year Low, Analysis Finds
LEGISLATIVE
House Begins Efforts to Cut Spending
Senate Takes Up FAA Authorization
Senate Fails to Repeal Health Care Law – Court Action Likely Next Step
SIMONSON SAYS
A Very Cold Winter for Construction
LABOR
Construction Union Density and Weekly Earnings Both Decline in 2010
USCIS Issues New I-9 Handbook Following AGC-Attended Meeting on I-9 Usability
CONSENSUSDOCS
New and Updated ConsensusDOCS Contracts
NAWIC Joins the ConsensusDOCS Coalition

CONVENTION
Second Annual AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors to Help Las Vegas Family
Volunteers, Donors Needed to Support March 19-20 Project to Help Family With 16-Year Old Daughter Suffering From Rare Form of Childhood-Onset Epilepsy
 

Ashlyn Rotta, left.

AGC Charities, with the help of volunteer lead contractor Jaynes Corporation, is looking for volunteers and donors to help support the 2nd Annual Operation Opening Doors project.  The project, which is scheduled to take place two days before the start of the Annual Convention, will help the Rotta family of Las Vegas. 

The Rotta’s – who have adopted five children with unique medical needs – 16 year-old daughter Ashlyn is suffering from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, an extremely rare form of childhood-onset epilepsy.  As their daughter’s condition worsens, Ashlyn is becoming increasingly wheelchair bound, making it difficult for the family to move her around their split-level house.

AGC member Jaynes Corportation’s Steve Brooks and Gary Congdon of Lee & Sakahara Architects are donating their time to help oversee the project and are currently drafting plans to install new wheelchair accessible ramps and bathroom fixtures to help make life easier for Ashlyn and her family. 

 

Over the coming days we will be distributing a list of supplies and skills needed to help undertake the charitable project.  If you are planning to travel to Las Vegas, we hope you will consider arriving early and helping support this project.  Discount room rates are available early for people participating in this year’s Operation Opening Doors project until AGC’s room block is filled.  And if you are not planning to attend the convention, we hope you will consider helping provide some of the materials needed for this project. 

Please contact Nahee Rosso at (703) 837-5348 or rosson@agc.org if you are interested in supporting this year’s Operation Opening Doors project or would like additional information. Return to Top

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