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VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA MOURNS LOSS OF RENO LEADER BOB CASHELL

Cashell established Reno’s first homeless shelter for individuals and families

Sacramento, California – Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – Volunteers of America is deeply saddened by today’s news of Bob Cashell’s passing. Mr. Cashell, former mayor of Reno and Nevada lieutenant governor, lead the way for compassionate care of people experiencing homelessness in our region; he was instrumental in the construction of the Community Assistance Center, Reno’s comprehensive homeless shelter system on Record Street in downtown Reno in 2004. The center provides shelter, emergency housing, permanent supportive housing and other supportive services to approximately 700 people a day. Cashell’s legacy lives on through the lives transformed each year because of his vision, leadership and commitment to his community.

“Our hearts go out to the entire Cashell family at this very difficult time,” adds Volunteers of America CEO Leo McFarland. “I wish you all hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.”

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