Boys and Girls Country
November 11, 2015

HomeAid Houston and Partners in Building are making preparations to begin construction of an 8,000 sq. ft. cottage for Boys and Girls Country in Hockley, Texas.  This building, named the Joanne H. Watford Cottage, will house eight children from families in crisis. 

Boys and Girls Country was established in 1971 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity whose mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. Children are from the greater Houston area, which includes 13 counties.

Located 35 miles northwest of Houston, Boys and Girls Country has capacity to serve 48 boys and 40 girls, ages 5-18, for a total of 88 children at any one time.

“Boys and Girls Country is exactly the kind of group Partners in Building wants to help,” said Jim Lemming, president and CEO of Partners in Building. “Their focus on the most vulnerable, the children of families in crisis, is something that speaks clearly to our desire to be partners in the communities where we build. In addition, this project allows Partners in Building to do what we do best -- build homes."

"Joining Partners in Building for this project is a tremendous opportunity for us as we move forward to begin construction," said Greg Tomlinson, president of HomeAid.  "We are honored they have come on board to take part in such a huge effort.  We are looking forward to breaking ground in the next few weeks."

Partners in Building delivers an exceptional custom home building process. The company has been building luxury, custom homes in Houston and Austin since 1986.

HomeAid Houston is a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association.  HomeAid Houston has completed 36 projects (15 new construction and 21 smaller HomeAid Care projects) and has added 126,800 sq. ft.  of new space in the Houston area for a retail value of $10.8 million.  HomeAid Houston has also remodeled 151,100 sq. ft. of space for a retail value of $790,000, totaling project retail value of $11.6 million.  Of that $11.6, $5.2 million was donated, making their donation rate 45%.

Since its inception, HomeAid has added 561 beds and their projects have served 22,124 people.  This translates into over 1 million nights of sleep provided, since 2003.  For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.