NewsMaking Ends Meet


Honoring the 'uncommon' heroes in Las Vegas

Posted at 5:37 AM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 10:27:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Healthcare workers in Las Vegas area hospitals often work 12 hour long, taxing shifts in the age of the coronavirus, and one local real estate developer worked this week to make those shifts a little brighter.

UnCommons, in conjunction with Matter Real Estate and the Burke Construction Group, delivered nearly 4,000 meals to 14 hospitals in the valley from Tuesday to Saturday.

13 HELPS | Coronavirus Resource Guide

Their final delivery included a few hundred meals to nightside healthcare workers at University Medical Center.

"It's such a tough time right now," said Marcia Turner, UMC chief administrative officer. "Everybody is working so hard, and it's such a serious time right now because everything has just got to be so perfect."

UnCommons called the drive to feed front line workers the Uncommon Heroes Project.


"There is so much going on right now that any little piece of kindness helps brighten their day," Turner said.

The free meals for UMC workers were prepared by Lotus of Siam and Sushi Kame, with a marbled coffee cake from Urth Caffé.