U.S. Veterans Initiative To Receive Much Needed Construction Updates
April 22, 2013

Most of us take for granted something as simple as a warm, inviting game room or living room to kick back or hang out with friends and family.  For the over 300 homeless veterans who are provided services and shelter at the United States Veterans Initiative’s Mid Town Terraces facility, their space to relax and regroup was anything but that.  The space was in dire need of an overhaul.  HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity, and Sandcastle Homes are pooling experience, resources and the commitment to give back to our veterans, to renovate the facility’s 1000 sq. ft. lobby. The project is being underwritten by Trendmaker Homes.

Builder Captain, Mike Dishberger of Sandcastle Homes and his crew, are tackling the demolition of the existing reception area counter and performing general carpentry.  A new, custom-designed and built reception area will provide a more welcoming environment and will also include space for veterans to visit, hang out, read and play games.

 The lobby will be enhanced with new flooring, new paint and new fixtures and will be refurnished with comfortable new sofas, chairs and game tables. 

 “Sandcastle Homes and all of the vendors who are donating materials are making this project happen for these very deserving individuals,” said Ron Martin, president of HomeAid Houston.  “The result will be an uplifting environment for our country’s veterans who are working toward a better life.”

 Vendors who are donating include:  PPG - paint; Gulf and Basco -- cabinets; Texas Tile -- granite countertop; Ferguson -- ceiling fans; MHI - furniture and accessories; Model Home Furniture of Katy – furniture; Lolita Guarin with Model Home Furniture – design work, materials and furniture selection.

U.S.VETS provides comprehensive services to the veterans they serve, including case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, as well as drug and alcohol free housing. Veterans progress through a seamless continuum of services designed to help them increase their level of responsibility and prepare them to live independently in the community.

ABOUT HOMEAID HOUSTON

HomeAid builds transitional housing for Houston’s homeless. Since 2003, HomeAid Houston has added over 400 beds to the Houston homeless community, providing days and nights of care for nearly 5000 men, women and children.  For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.