Members of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), are quick to embrace charitable causes throughout the year. The GHBA's Custom Builders Council (CBC) did not hesitate to join a HomeAid Houston project that would improve living quarters at Casa de Esperanza de los Nino's (Casa) - the House of Hope for Children. The CBC crew of 20 volunteers, recently painted and performed minor repair work to bring new life to a home that has given countless children the only place they've ever really considered a home. The project was led by Matt Sneller with Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling.
"The GHBA's Custom Builders Council is an example of the generous nature of Houston's homebuilding industry," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston. "It just takes a phone call and the CBC rallies together to donate time, materials and labor for any number of charitable acts of kindness. The Casa project is bringing smiles to the faces of some very deserving children and their Casa care-givers. We can't thank the CBC team enough for all they have done."
HomeAid contributed to the project and special underwriters included the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, CommunityBank of Texas, Bison A Stock Building Supply Company and Spaceman Home & Office. General Electric provided a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, range and washer and dryer at a discount.
“HomeAid Houston and the GHBA’s Custom Builders Council teamed up to help this valuable organization that helps so many children facing devastating challenges,” said Matt Sneller. "The CBC is proud to be a part of this effort, and we look forward to future work on the Casa de Esperanza home and to working on future HomeAid Houston projects."
Casa de Esperanza works to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. The goal of Casa de Esperanza is to return physically and emotionally healthy children to stabilized homes where caregivers can safely provide daily care. Children receive comprehensive assessment and intervention services while in placement. Parents receive case management and referral services while their children are safely cared for. When family reunification is not possible, Casa de Esperanza is licensed to supervise long-term foster care and adoptive placements.
HomeAid Houston is a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association. HomeAid 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 over 400 beds and their projects have served 22,124 people. This translates into over 1 million nights of sleep provided, since 2003.
For more information about HomeAid Houston, visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.