Volunteers revamp section of Las Vegas's Historic Westside, Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club

Posted at 5:18 AM, May 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-23 20:23:17-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A crowd of more than 100 volunteers helped clean up a section of town in the Historic Westside around Martin Luther King Boulevard on Sunday.

Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and Republic Services partnered with volunteer groups to clean and revitalize the neighborhood.

Republic Services also donated $65,000 as part of its National Neighborhood Promise Grant with the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club being a major focus of the renovations as crews helped remodel the bathrooms and kitchen, paint the gym and more.

Volunteers of around 150 people help pick up trash, remove trees that needed to be cut down, and repaint addresses on curbs so emergency services will have an easier time finding homes.

Republic Services and Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada partnered with the city of Las Vegas to choose an area that needed some extra attention.

“Sometimes communities like this are underserved and it’s up to us to address that and that’s part of what we’re doing here today. The awesome history is something that really inspires us and that was a big factor when we were picking out the project,” said Tony Cincotta, general manager at Republic Services.

The weekend project started at 10 a.m. and ran until 2 p.m.