Wellsprings Village, a nonprofit charitable organization that has assisted hundreds of women by offering a safe environment, counseling and career sponsored workshops, was one HomeAid Houston's first major construction projects. HomeAid, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association(GHBA), partnered with Wellsprings in 2005 to build six cottages on their 3-acre campus in southwest Houston. David Weekley Homes and Tilson Home Corporation were the builder captains for the project. Thirteen years later, HomeAid identified the need to "refresh" these facilities that have provided 48 beds for homeless and abused women.
Answering the call for help on this project, were GHBA members from the association's Remodelers Council. Sandra Crook of Greymark Construction led the construction team that included Melanie Heinrich with TriFection Remodeling & Construction and Sherry Pruitt of Whodid It Designs. The Council painted the exterior of several homes, added new gutters to prevent water damage, repaired roofs, replaced mirrors and vanity lights, added overhead lighting, replaced the trim on windows and doors, installed 6 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators and landscaped the area.
Sponsors and vendors who donated materials and services to the renovations included: A-Plus Glass, Abbott Construction, Absolute Glass, Arauz Gutters, Bluewave Plumbing, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Image Electric, Vick Construction & Remodeling, McCoy’s Building Supply, Red Dog Dumpster, Richard Alan & Associates, Rooftec, Sherwin-Williams, SHR Remodeling & Repair, TriFection Remodeling and Construction, Ty Tipton and Western Pacific. Stephen Twarowski and Larry Abbott donated time and labor to perform the carpentry work.
"It is always a rewarding experience to work with the members of the GHBA Remodelers Council," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston. "The team hit the ground running from the first moment they stepped foot on the property. Their generosity and compassion for women struggling to make a better life for themselves inspired everyone who worked on the renovations. We cannot thank them enough for being there for HomeAid and the women of Wellsprings!"
HomeAid Houston, started in 2003, builds transformation housing for the homeless. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 48 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.