The $460,000 project that HomeAid Southern Nevada began in November is complete after three productive months, thanks to an outpouring of donated time, labor and supplies from home builders and their trade partners.
The kitchen reopened this month and a formal dedication ceremony will be held in April.
The expansion and renovation include the addition of 1,000 square feet to the kitchen space, which now has a walk-in refrigerator, walk-in food storage area, commercial oven and cooktop. It’s also wheelchair accessible.
HomeAid Southern Nevada Executive Director Caitlin Shea said the project enables U.S. VETS to more efficiently open three times a day to serve a total of more than 400 meals to formerly homeless veterans now living in the adjoining residential facility.
U.S. VETS operates more than 330 beds of transitional and permanent housing, along with employment services, to veterans in Southern Nevada.
The HomeAid Southern Nevada builder captain on the project is Woodside Homes of Nevada.
“It’s been truly humbling and overwhelming to see these guys come out and do these projects despite the labor shortage,” Shea said. “This is the most generous industry I have ever worked with. They aren’t just slapping a coat of paint on the wall. These builders care.”