Developer to donate 2 homes for nonprofits
Yuma native Ron Martin is seeking volunteers and donors to help build two houses that will be sold to benefit the newly established Yuma Community Foundation Veteran's Fund and the Yuma Community Food Bank.
Martin, a developer, will donate the land where the two houses will be built. He needs help from contractors and construction businesses in the Yuma area to provide the manpower and the materials needed to construct the homes. All proceeds from the sales of the completed homes will be donated to the YCF Veteran's Fund and YCFB.
“Why not give a couple of (lots) away and inspire some people to get in there and help us build to make a difference right now,” he said.
The first house will be built in the Los Alamos subdivision in San Luis to benefit the veterans fund.
“Somerton and San Luis have both lost several young men in the wars during the last several years, and to honor them we are going to build this house, and we are going to sell it,” Martin said.
A second home will be built in the city of Yuma to benefit YCFB.
“The Yuma Community Food Bank is a wonderful organization and needs a lot of help right now,” Martin said.
Martin said he was inspired to begin the initiative by Victor Smith, who along with his wife Karen, was named Philanthropist of the Year by YCF during the 13th Annual Heart of Yuma Awards Tuesday night. The Smiths have been longtime advocates for YCFB.
For more information about how to volunteer to build the houses, or to donate materials needed for construction, call Martin at 726-3307.