Throughout the year, members of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), are quick to embrace charitable causes. One such beneficiary of this annual commitment is the GHBA's own charity, HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3.
In 2017, the GHBA's Remodelers Council, Custom Builders Council, Volume Builders Council, the Sales and Marketing Council and Montgomery County Builders and Developers Council selected HomeAid to receive funds raised through their various council activities. These funds were recently presented to HomeAid to further their mission, 'to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach'.
The funds gifted to HomeAid were in excess of $8,000 and will be used to pay for the charity’s “HomeAid Care” projects in 2018, benefitting Crossroads and Wellsprings Village.
"GHBA members are an example of the generous nature of Houston's homebuilding industry," said Bill Dalton, president of HomeAid Houston. "HomeAid has worked with members from every GHBA council," Dalton added. "These commitments have developed into successful partnerships for many years to come."
The GHBA councils are part of the backbone of the association. They provide valuable opportunities for members to network with peers, develop relationships with potential clients, share ideas and contribute their expertise.
Their efforts to improve the lives of others range from partnering with HomeAid to remodel or build new construction projects for homeless men, women and children, to charity fundraisers that include the annual charity garage sale that draws hundreds of Houstonians.
"We cannot thank the GHBA and the hundreds of Council members enough for their donated time and funding to improve so many lives," Dalton said.
HomeAid was started in 2003, and the first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 47 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.