Houston Chronicle: HomeAid dedicates U.S.VETS project in Mid Town Terraces

DEDICATED: (Left to right) Ryan Boyles, GB General Contractors Inc.; Leslie King, Greymark Construction; Cindy Miller, David Weekley Homes; Lindsey Simpson, Lynne T. Jones Design; Lynne T. Jones, Lynne T. Jones Design; Will Holder, president of the GHBA and Trendmaker Homes; Tom Mitchell, U.S. Vets; and Mark Welch, HomeAid Houston, help dedicate the renovated day room at the U.S. Veterans Initiative Mid Town facility.

Houston Chronicle – February 18-19, 2012

HomeAid Houston and team members, Ryan Boyles with GB General Contractors Inc., and Lynne T. Jones with Lynn T. Jones Interior Design, help dedicate the renovation project they spearheaded at the United States Veterans Initiative Mid Town Terraces facility.

The building was in need of a complete remodel of the day room that provides a places for Vets to relax and socialize.

Mid Town Terraces

The Mid Town Terraces facility has offered housing and services for thousands of homeless U.S. Vets over the past 14 years, with an estimated 323 receiving services each day. Work included wall repair and painting, renovation of the floor and installation of the new tile, replacement of sink, toilet, light fixture, mirror, paper towel and toilet paper dispensers and a complete refurnishing of the common area.

Dedication ceremony

Included in the dedication ceremony was March Welch, HomeAid Houston board president; Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston; Tom Mitchell, executive director, U.S. Veterans Initiative; Ryan Boyles, GB General Contractors and remodeler captain; Lynne T. Jones, designer for Lynn T. Jones Interior Designl and Will Holder, GHBA president. Guests included vendors who donated materials and labor as well as a number of elected officials.

The U.S. Veterans Initiative provides comprehensive services to veterans it serves, including case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, as well as drug and alcohol-free housing.

“The U.S.Veterans Initiative project has brought HomeAid Houston together with a generous team of donors who have provided materials and services to update and enhance the Mid Town Terraces facility,” Welch said.

“Each donation is one step closer to creating a warm, friendly environment for our nation’s veterans who are on a path towards independence,” he said.

HomeAid Houston is a 501(c)3 charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association.

For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.