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Reed High School Mobile Classroom Makeover Project

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On Thursday a local bank started working on a project to give back to local schools. Employees with United Federal Credit Union gathered a group of volunteers to help repaint some of the mobile classrooms at Edward C. Reed High School.

Row by row volunteers lined up to scrape and repair all seven mobile classrooms. One student we talked to said the classrooms were in need of a makeover. "Paint was falling off all the time and it's just kind of normal to see paint chips on the ground and now there won't be," said Abby Taylor.

Danny DeLaRosa is the ring leader for this project. He noticed the building's poor shape after he did a "Principal-for-a-Day" visit through the Education Alliance. "I just noticed the buildings and asked her a couple of questions you know? I asked when was the last time these have been painted," said DeLaRosa.

That's when Danny decided to make a change. He rallied volunteers of all ages from United Federal Credit Union and Horizon Christian Church. They wanted to give the school a makeover to draw attention to the lack of funding for capital projects in Washoe County. We're told you don't have to be an expert at repairs to come down and volunteer. People in charge of the project will likely be on site and can show you how to scrape the paint off and apply the new paint properly. 

The group wants to get this project done while students are still on spring break. "It just feels good just because not a lot of stuff like money goes towards the schools so to help out and clean up, it feels good," said Frank Martinez.

Dalia Hurtado arrived at Reed High School with a friend to help out with the project. "I feel like it does a lot. They can just see as an influence you know, just come out here and help too," said Hurtado.

For students like Abby, the new look for the buildings goes a long way. "Thank you really, because it's really exciting that we get a new paint job on our school. It's going to look a lot nicer," said Taylor.

The repairs on the mobile classrooms the volunteers did would normally cost the school district about $3,000.

Written by Chloe Beardsley

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