Las Vegas Builders Finish Soup Kitchen Renovation

Filed in Membership by on February 27, 2017 3 Comments

A volunteer chops vegetables in the kitchen before renovation began.

HomeAid Southern Nevada, the charitable arm of the Southern Nevada HBA, just put the finishing touches on a renovation and expansion of the kitchen at U.S. VETS in downtown Las Vegas.

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.

Builder captain Jim Foltz (right) looks at the plans. Woodside Homes is a longtime HomeAid partner.

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.


New stoves, ovens shine in the remodeled kitchen.

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.”


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  1. Dee Redwine says:

    How rewarding and a Huge blessing for our heroes. US Vets is a a true gift to our community

  2. Scott Jones says:

    Thank you again for everything you did Woodside Homes of Nevada. The project was a huge success!!

  3. Your Reno is stunning. Very inspiring and motivates me to find things on the cheap! These ideas are one of the perfectionist ideas.

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