For the past 17 years, the Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation and the Southern Highlands Community Association have proudly hosted a Memorial Day Celebration. An opportunity for families and the community to come together for fun, food, fireworks, and patriotic celebration, this high-spirited annual event has also served to support our long-term community partner Operation Warm Heart.

Typically, money is raised at the event through the sales of food, drinks, and raffle tickets. Since this year’s event had to pivot to a socially distant format with fireworks only, the fundraising opportunity for the nonprofit was unavailable.

Although the event changed, the need to support our military families did not change. The Southern Highlands Builders Co-op, whose member builders include Blue Heron, Century Communities, Lennar, Pulte Homes, Tuscan Highlands, William Lyon Homes, and Woodside Homes, kick started the fundraising efforts with an initial $3,500 donation.

To further support the cause, Garry Goett and the entire Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation team generously contributed a $15,000 donation to this vital and charitable organization.

Established to provide financial assistance to the men and women of Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, Operation Warm Heart is dedicated to the support of the Las Vegas military community. With an unyielding focus on supplementing financial relief during emergency situations and on promoting the health, welfare, and morale of the Las Vegas military community, the non-profit organization aims to provide monetary assistance to Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors who are in need.

The Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation and Southern Highland Community Association have long been proud supporters of Operation Warm Heart. In addition to the annual Memorial Day Celebration, other community-focused events including the Winter Festival and Tree Lighting and the Governor’s Black-Tie events have also served to support this worthy organization.

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