Pictured from left to right: Rigel Painter (Assistant Principal of Walter Long Elementary), Brock Katzakian (FirstService Residential associate), Ashley Storey (FirstService Residential associate), Anna Hurst (Assistant Principal of Walter Long Elementary), Katie Decker (Principal of Walter Long Elementary), and Kira McClerkin (FirstService Residential associate).

(August 31, 2015, Las Vegas, NV) - FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Nevada, conducted an annual school supply drive to provide supplies to two elementary schools. Students of Walter Long and Echo Loder Elementary Schools received supplies to assist them in heading back to school.
Walter Long Elementary is a nine-month school located in a low-income neighborhood of Las Vegas. FirstService Residential’s southern Nevada office, consisting of 599 employees, gathered over 10,200 supplies, including notebooks, packs of crayons, glue sticks, pencils and paper, and delivered them to the students at Walter Long.
“Your employees pulled up with a full truck and two cars. Every third, fourth, and fifth grade student received two notebooks, pencils, and crayons. Kindergarten through third graders received pencil pouches with glue and a box of crayons,” said Anna Hurst, assistant principal for Walter Long Elementary School. “Each teacher walked away with two boxes full of materials. It was truly exciting!”
In Reno, 139 FirstService Residential associates delivered over 2,100 supplies, including folders, packs of colored pencils, glue sticks, and construction paper to the students of Echo Loder Elementary School. Led by Principal Dina Ciaramella, Echo Loder is located in a diverse neighborhood of Reno and includes grade levels pre-kindergarten to sixth.

“The student supplies donated by FirstService Residential will make an immediate impact on student learning,” said Ciaramella. “When students have the supplies they need, it empowers their learning and retention of information.”

Together the Nevada regional offices gathered over 12,300 supplies during their month-long school supply drive. “We strive to make a difference, every day for not only the communities we manage, but also for the communities we live in,” said Steven Parker, president of FirstService Residential in Nevada.

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is recognized as Nevada’s leading and most experienced full-service community association management firm. For over 25 years, FirstService Residential has continued to provide the best-in-class community management solutions and genuinely helpful service to its over 370 properties and communities throughout Nevada.

FirstService Residential is North America’s largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada.  FirstService Residential’s managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.

With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages.  FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit
Aug 30, 2015