Finch Properties, a HomeAid Houston supporter, served up more than crispy fried fish at their Charity Fish Fry in September, 2017. In addition to the $4,000 raised at their annual event in September 2017, Stephanie Finch, Finch Properties owner, also announced that Finch Properties would be donating 5% of their revenues, from the date of the event, to the end of the year, to HomeAid. The last week in 2017, HomeAid received an additional $9950.
The initial $4,000 was designated for HomeAid's Hurricane Harvey initiative, "Roofs Over Houston's Homeless". This program provided repairs to homeless care agencies who experienced hurricane damage and was led by GHBA member, RoofTec. The additional funds will go to HomeAid's mission - to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing community outreach.
Finch Properties is a boutique style real estate brokerage firm located in the Heights, focuses their expertise within the 610 Loop.
"As my company has grown since its inception in 2014," said Stephanie Finch, "it has been my goal to work alongside a worthy organization in Houston to help those less fortunate. HomeAid Houston resonated with me and my team as we saw the work they do to provide transitional housing for homeless men, women and children. I knew there was no better fit than that."
Year-end funds were also presented to HomeAid by Environmental Development Partners, (EDP). EDP's Breah Campbell presented a check to HomeAid for $5,000. Breah and her colleagues heard about HomeAid when they attended the HALO luncheon in November. Every year they make a contribution to a non-profit, as a holiday thank you to their customers. After learning about HomeAid and their mission, EDP decided to make the agency their charity of choice for their end-of-year giving.
“It was an honor to be able to donate funds to HomeAid Houston,” said Breah Campbell, Fort Bend General Manager of EDP. “Their vision and mission to serve the homeless of Houston through housing, inspired our team at HomeAid’s annual fundraiser, HALO. We were moved by the stories we heard of rebuilding lives, and were happy to contribute to the agency’s work in 2018.”
HomeAid was started in 2003, and the first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 46 projects have been completed, adding over 437 beds and 12.6 million dollars in real estate construction and improvements to Houston’s homeless community. Annually, HomeAid's projects serve over 5000 homeless men, women, children and veterans in Houston.
"HomeAid was honored to receive these two generous donations as we closed out 2017," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid. "The funds allow us to move forward to help those less fortunate in our community."