Mayor Carolyn Goodman joined executives of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, business partners, Metro and Arnold Stalk, organizer of the redevelopment effort at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission at a community partner breakfast was held to announce the launch of “Makeover the Mission,”.
This effort will unfold in phases to help improve the living conditions of the “Shelter of Hope” that dozens of homeless women and children call home. The event included various speakers who addressed the homelessness issue in Southern Nevada and the dire need for in-kind and other donations to make the necessary “makeover” come to fruition.
Among the donations needed are: Windows; flooring; plumbing; asbestos testing; paints; landscape supplies; HVAC analysis; and more. The Rescue Mission is seeking assistance from general contractors, subcontractors and building material vendors. In addition to the request for donations, volunteers will also be needed to assist with the shelter renovations.
The Mission started with a small storefront building that included the chapel, kitchen and shelter that was able to house a few men. Today, the Mission campus takes up two city blocks in Downtown Las Vegas, helping hundreds of men, women and children daily, and providing approximately 30,000 meals each month.
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