Cost of Renovating

With over 20 years of working in the construction industry in California, Rony's professional knowledge and command of the Hebrew language allows him to expedite the efficiency of each renovation.

Working with local sub-contractors, the average length of time to complete a shelter is 4 - 6 weeks.  The average cost to renovate a shelter (capacity of 40-50 people) is approximately $25,000 (US).


  • Debris Removal, Wall Repair, Plaster, Prime and Paint: $3,000
  • Ceramic Tile Floor (Sand/Cement Application): $3,500
  • Plumbing - New Bathroom / Sink: $3,800
  • Rough / Finish Electrical: $2,500
  • Fold-Out Beds, Ladders and Mattresses: $3,400
  • Heating / Air Conditioning: $3,300
  • Reinforced Steel Door (Shrapnel Bomb Proof): $1,200
  • Kitchenette: $800
  • Operational Expenses: $3,500

    TOTAL COST: $25,000


If your organization will sponsor the remodeling of an entire bomb shelter, we organize a "Tour of Duty" with 10-15 members to represent your organization, participate in the renovation of the shelter, interact with the residents, experience an Israeli Shabbat dinner, and also visit Israel from an Israeli perspective - we take you places that regular tourists do not see.

Upon completion of the shelter we place a plaque letting the residents know that this shelter was renovated with the love from their American friends.

Example of Renovated Shelter


afterAfter with bunk beds & couches


afterAfter with microwave, hot-plate & mini fridge


afterAfter with sink & toilet

Letter from the Asulin family:


It is so exciting and very heart warming to see how one person’s initiative and care turns to such big help to our families in the most difficult of times. During the 1982 Lebanese War, I was a child and then during the Second Lebanon War of 2006 I had a child of my own.
The majority of bomb shelters throughout Israel have been ignored and neglected. It is so comforting to know that if there is another war, I will now be able to give my child a pleasant environment to stay in, thanks to the United Law Group and Tikvat Am Yisrael. Things that I took for granted during a normal day, such as a bed, air conditioning, a tiled floor, were so missed during the last war in 2006.
The remodeled bomb shelter in my building will now make it so much easier for all of the residents and especially the children to go down to during an attack. I am thanking the United Law Group from all of my heart. The residents in our building feel extremely fortunate to be among the families that have received your generous donation for the remodeling of our shelter, especially since there are still so many shelters that are still in the condition that ours used to be in and are not prepared for the next war.
Thank you very much!

Shelter's door locking device needed to keep ground terrorists from entering.

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Tikvat Am Yisrael,
P.O. Box 1228,
Costa Mesa, CA 92628

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Cost of Renovating a Shelter: Priceless

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