The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate Team would like to draw attention to an especially important campaign launched by the National Association of Realtors through its consumer website HouseLogic.com. The campaign is called Operation Home Relief and one of it’s highly important functions is to engage support and raise money for USA Cares, a nonprofit that provides foreclosure assistance and counseling to post-9/11 active duty and veteran U.S. military service personnel. This is an issue especially close to our hearts here in the Las Vegas community. While we are often thought of as the gaming capital of the world, we are also proud to be home to Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas and Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada (about 45 minutes northwest of the Vegas valley). Both installations are full of men and women that serve our nation faithfully and we care about them deeply. It is an unfortunate fact that military personnel and their families have been hit especially hard by the foreclosure crisis nationwide and Southern Nevada is no exception. HouseLogic and the NAR are there to support USA Cares in their efforts to provide financial and logistical support that keeps more military families in their homes where they truly belong.
On another note of importance to the military culture that makes up such an important part of our community, McCarran Airport recently announced the grand opening of the new USO at McCarran International Airport facility. This is a lounge that provides comforts, services and privacy to military personnel and their families traveling through our city. It is expected that 55,000 troops and family members from all branches of the military will make use of this facility annually. We are so proud to be part of a community that is dedicated to serving the needs of our men and women in uniform in this way. A special thanks goes out to Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak who played an important leadership role in making the new McCarran USO Lounge a reality … and thanks most of all to the men and women that protect our freeedoms every day all over the world!