Local business donates pots and pans to new Saint Michael's Veterans Center in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The president of Vita Craft donated 60 sets of cookware to the new homeless veterans center in Kansas City. 

Gary Martin, president of Vita Craft, heard about the Saint Michael’s Veterans Center and discovered the vets didn’t have any pots or pans to cook in.

Crews delivered enough cookware to make sure every veteran at the center gets a three-piece starter-set on Friday.

“This is part what we can do. The service that they did, the sacrifices they made, we need to do our part too,” Martin said.

“It’s a blessing to a whole lot of us who have nothing and starting over from scratch,” Vietnam veteran and center resident Thomas Wyatt said. “This is a good thing.”

Wyatt was homeless six months ago. Now, he said he can’t wait to get in the kitchen and cook something.

The new Saint Michael’s Veterans Center opened on June 30 and will house 58 homeless veterans. Each will have their own apartment. 

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