Findlay’s Jaguar Land Rover Dealership Contributes to Adam’s Place Whose Mission is to Support People through the Grieving Process

April 7th, 2021 by

Kelly Thomas-Boyers President of Adam’s Place with Ray Dinardi General Manager Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas.

Since 2009, Adam’s Place has worked to provide healthy coping skills for thousands of people in Southern Nevada struggling with loss and grief. After a chaotic 2020 the services offered by Adam’s Place are more important than ever, for so many in our community. As a result of COVID-19, Adam’s Place has pivoted its programs to make sure that even during the pandemic, its staff and volunteers are still able to reach those in need of support.  Findlay’s Jaguar Land Rover dealership is a proud supporter of Adam’s Place and its mission.

Adam’s Place was founded by Kelly Thomas-Boyers and George Thomas in memory of their son, Adam Gregory Thomas.  Adam was a 21-year-old college senior at the University of Nevada, Reno when he sustained horrible, life-ending injuries in an automobile accident.  Adam’s grieving family, including his younger brother, struggled to find a place to turn to for counseling and support.  His mother, Kelly, discovered a program called Solace Tree, which was a grief support center for children, teens, and adults in Reno. The concept that there was a place like this that could help her younger son to grieve for his brother and find a way to move forward brought great comfort to her. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a program like this in southern Nevada.  Adam’s parents decided to seize the initiative and started Adam’s Place here in Las Vegas, with a desire to help those who had suffered a similar loss.

Fourteen years later Adam’s Place continues to do incredible work for grieving families across the valley.  In addition to providing grief support groups for children, teens and families, Adam’s Place has trained volunteer facilitators who lead and encourage group members to express the many feelings that are a part of the grieving process. In a safe and confidential home life setting, group members discuss and share activities with others who share similar life changing experiences.

At this time, Findlay’s Jaguar Land Rover dealership is pleased to present a $10,000 check to provide support to such a deserving cause. Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas’ General Manager, Ray Dinardi said, “We support Adam’s place because if you read their mission statement it should be pretty obvious. Kids don’t know how to deal with losing a parent or sibling. It’s just tragic. It’s such a great organization for the parents and the kids to help them with their grieving process.”  Jaguar Land Rover’s donations – and all other donations received – will go directly to help funding all of Adam’s Place’s programs and services designed to help kids, teens, and families cope with grief and loss.

If you’d like to support Adam’s Place as a volunteer or with a donation visit https://adamsplacelv.org/support-us/

Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas is part of the Findlay Automotive Group which began in Las Vegas more than 60 years ago. Get more info about Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas at www.jlrlv.com. Findlay Automotive now includes 32 dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Arizona.  Learn more at www.FindlayAuto.com

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