HomeAid Southern Nevada, the charitable arm of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, just completed a $460,000 renovation of the kitchen at U.S. VETS on East Bonanza Road. The funding, work and materials were all donated.
The renovation work will be unveiled during a special ceremony on April 5. The ceremony will be attended by representatives from HomeAid Southern Nevada, U.S. Vets, Credit One Bank, Woodside Homes of Nevada, and Southern Nevada Home Builders.
U.S. VETS had been challenged to provide a varied and healthy diet for veterans in its program and was in dire need of upgrading its commercial kitchen. HomeAid Southern Nevada saw an opportunity to help and brought an outpouring of donated time, labor and supplies from home builders and their partners in related industry trades. The expansion and renovation project adds 1,000 square feet to the kitchen space, which received a walk-in refrigerator, walk-in food storage area, commercial oven and cooktop and will be wheelchair-accessible.
The mission of United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS) is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. Founded in 1992, U.S. VETS is the largest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States, providing an array of support services to at-risk veterans across six states and the District of Columbia. U.S. VETS has operated in Las Vegas since 2001. For volunteer opportunities with U.S. VETS, please call 702-947-4478.
Founded in 2004, HomeAid Southern Nevada’s mission is building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. This mission is carried out through care days, education and awareness in the community and shelter projects. The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA). Since opening its doors, more than 95,000 square feet have been renovated, and more than 1,500 homeless children and adults have been served through the great work of countless builders, trades, sponsors and volunteers involved with HomeAid Southern Nevada. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.homeaidsn.org, call 702-794-0117 ext. 100, and follow on Facebook or Twitter.