HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity, recently dedicated a remodel project for Santa Maria Hostel (SMH), a shelter that provides services for single women and female veterans struggling to regain self-worth and hope for a better future. HomeAid and Builder Captain, Leslie King with Greymark Construction, came together to renovate three common areas at the Santa Maria Jacquelyn Street location that are designated for group meetings, a media center and downtime activities such as reading and journaling. The space is designed to provide a warm environment specifically for Santa Maria’s female veterans’ program called the VIEWS (Veteran Initiative Empowering Women's Stability, Skills, and Self-Determination).
Nearly 100 people were on-hand at the dedication ceremony to view the finished project and to show their support for Santa Maria’s female veteran residents who have committed to building a new life after serving their country.
Special guests included, Builder Captain, Leslie King with Greymark Construction and several members of her crew and staff; Numerous vendors who donated their materials and labor including Best Buy, Cantu Tile, On-Target Advertising and Marketing and the Deaconess of Deadwood; Ron Martin, the 2013 HomeAid president; Kay Austin, CEO of SMH; Harry Masterson, the 2013 GHBA president; Toy Wood, CEO of the GHBA; guest speaker, Mary Glass, combat veteran and former client at SMH; Johnna Faber, volunteer chaplain at SMH and SMH staff; numerous HomeAid and GHBA board members; Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid and Lea Pipitone, director of marketing and special events for HomeAid.
HomeAid Houston is honored to have Leslie King with Greymark Construction, spearhead this HomeAid Care project for Santa Maria,” said Ron Martin, president of HomeAid Houston. “She has been involved in countless HomeAid projects that have added new life to rooms and spaces meant to provide caring services to individuals and families facing homelessness. The female veterans of Santa Maria’s VIEWS program deserve a personal touch to their living quarters as they recover from tremendous challenges. HomeAid is also grateful to the incredible donors who are providing the necessary funding and the vendors who are donating materials and services.”
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.