HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity, is building a 600 square foot, climate-controlled storage unit for Montgomery County Youth Services, a not-for-profit United Way agency. By providing this facility, actual living space is freed for kids to use as a family room, game room and space for reading and relaxing.
Initially, space had been so limited that essential supplies were hampering daily activity.
Grand View Builders has made a major contribution to the project as the Builder Captain for the construction of the unit. Ron Martin and Marc Jungers, both with Grand View Builders are directing the project. Over the course of the past few months, the team has obtained through donations, 100% of the necessary materials, labor and services needed to complete the work.
As an added bonus, the Montgomery County Builders and Developers (MCBBD) of the GHBA are participating by donating money to buy school supplies to help stock the storage facility, and are installing the shelving in the unit. Scott Stevens with Stoecker Corporation and chair of MCBBD, is leading that effort.
Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) is a not-for-profit United Way agency incorporated in 1979 to serve the needs of runaway, homeless and other at-risk youth. MCYS operates two distinct programs, Crisis Counseling and Prevention Services and Shelter Services. Shelter Services consists of Street Outreach Services, the BridgeWay Youth Emergency Shelter, and the Fairway Home Transitional Living Program. Youth served in the shelter program come from all over Texas; however priority is given to youth living in Montgomery County. The mission of the agency is to provide crisis counseling, shelter programs, and prevention services, to strengthen families, keep youth in school and prepare them to be productive citizens.
Donations of all types and sizes are essential to completing a successful HomeAid project. Material donations for the MCYS project came from GHBA members H&S Building Material, LP, Star Drywall Contractors, Hardware Resources, Corey Construction, Inc., Big Tex Air Conditioning, Glidden, American Eagle Electric, Inc., Stock Building Supply, IBS Lighting LTD. and Fiberglass Insulator. Labor donations included Tennant Design, LLC, Huss Painting and Texas Star Surveying.
HomeAid Houston continues to address the fact that there are an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 homeless men, women and children on any given night in the Houston area. Since its inception, HomeAid Houston has provided 390 beds for Houston area homeless and provided care for over 4200 individuals.
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit the website at www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.