HomeAid Houston has for the third consecutive year, been the beneficiary of the DPIS Engineering charity crawfish boil called "Pinchin' Tails for HomeAid Houston". The event raised over $25,000 for HomeAid's mission, "to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach".
The heat rose several degrees as the fiery recipes for boiled crawfish, jambalaya, etoufee and cocktail sauce were savored by the over 1400 attendees. Over 1.5 tons of crawfish was consumed in addition to hot dogs, fajitas, hamburgers, desserts and beverages. Entertainment included a live band and numerous family-friendly games.
"The DPIS Pinchin' Tails for HomeAid event is becoming legendary for its family fun and out- of -this -world flavors," said Bill Dalton, president of HomeAid Houston. "HomeAid is honored to be selected as the beneficiary for the past three years and we can't thank DPIS, Brannon King, the event chairman and his assistants, Kathy Seaman and Jamie Holder, and all of the sponsors, cooking teams and volunteers who made it so successful."
Sponsors of the event were, On-Target! Marketing, Builder’s Post-Tension, Centerpoint Energy, Trus-Joist by Weyerhaeuser, Toll Brothers, Sunbelt Rentals, IES Residential, James Hardie, Castlerock Communities, Chesmar Homes, Hyphen Solutions, Jet Waste, Newmark Homes Houston, Dow Building solutions, McCurdy Tire, One Digital, Prime 1 Consulting, Suncoast Post Tension, Drees Custom Homes, Weatherization Partners, Colina Homes and co-sponsor 84 Lumber, Design Tech Homes and First Source Loan Service.
“We are honored to be a part of HomeAid Houston and their mission," said King, vice president of sales and marketing for DPIS. "We support this great organization because of the work they do in providing the homeless dignified housing while they work to get back on their feet. We could not think of a better organization to support within our industry."
The cooking teams were, - IES Residential, Design Tech Homes, Builders Post Tension, On-Target Marketing, DPIS Builder Services, Lennar Homes/Village Builders, Woodforest National Bank, Colina Homes/84 Lumber and Tyvek/Weatherization Partners.
HomeAid is a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association. The agency was started in 2003, and 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.