Proceeds From Sale of HGTV’s ‘Brother vs. Brother’ Renovated Homes Benefit Rebuilding Together
WASHINGTON, September 1, 2016 – This September, Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada – an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing and community revitalization – will provide critical repairs, to the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada Downtown Clubhouse, located at 2801 E. Stewart Ave. Volunteers from HGTV and Cox Communications, will participate in the effort, culminating with an unveiling event with HGTV’s JD Scott on September 15, made possible by a $106,750 donation from HGTV’s fourth season of Brother vs. Brother.
Brother vs. Brother follows Jonathan and Drew Scott as they compete to buy, renovate and sell a Las Vegas home — each with $500,000 to spend. Refereed by their older brother JD, Jonathan and Drew battle to win weekly challenges by impressing an illustrious panel of HGTV and DIY Network expert guest judges. In the end, the brother with the highest net profit after his home’s sale emerges victorious in the competition – and this season, Jonathan ultimately bested his twin brother Drew.
The donation will be used for critical repairs to the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada Downtown Clubhouse, to ensure that young people can continue to benefit from its services, enabling them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Repairs to be completed prior to the ribbon-cutting will include flooring, roofing, landscaping, painting and other major rehabilitations. In addition, Cox Communications' donation of a technology center, valued at approximately $25,000, will include state-of-the-art equipment, educational software platforms and tools for staying safe online. Since 2002, Cox Communications has contributed more than $250 million in cash and in-kind donations to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, including several Cox Technology Centers at Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Nevada.
“This is a true community revitalization effort, and we appreciate the support, dedication and hard work by our partner HGTV, our affiliate Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and our amazing volunteers, in addition to the generous financial contribution by our friends, Jonathan, Drew and JD Scott,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Through this collaborative effort, we are able to create deep impact in Las Vegas, transforming lives and revitalizing the community.”
Cynthia Baca, executive director of Rebuilding Together of Southern Nevada, added, “For the second year in a row, the Scott Brothers have donated the net revenue from the sale of the homes featured in their show to our organization. Thanks to the continued generosity and support of HGTV and the Scott Brothers, we are able to further our efforts to support the Las Vegas community, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
Since 2007, Rebuilding Together and HGTV have partnered to transform communities across the country, providing home repairs for both low income homeowners and community centers, and have engaged more than 3,200 volunteers, impacting the lives of thousands of people across the country.