HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), provides new construction and remodeling to qualified homeless care providers in Harris and the surrounding counties. To help make this happen, HomeAid receives support from dozens of GHBA member companies and individuals as well as organizations and individuals outside the Association.
With 2018 wrapping up, HomeAid received several contributions to round out a successful year in fundraising, project development and project completions.
HomeAid received a check from the GHBA annual charity fundraiser called the Benefit Homes Project. A check for $25,000 was presented to the HomeAid board by Taylor Morrison/Darling Homes who constructed the Benefit Home on a lot in their community of Grand Vista and donated proceeds to both HomeAid and Operation Finally Home. This GHBA fundraiser is one of HomeAid’s largest contributors, having donated to HomeAid Houston over $600,000 since 2007.
HomeAid also received a $20,000 check from Jim Holcomb with Holcomb Properties, a long time supporter of HomeAid. A check in the amount of $9,427 was presented to HomeAid by Finch Properties. These funds were raised at their annual Finch Properties Charity Fish Fry.
HALO, HomeAid Houston's own annual fundraiser, was also the catalyst for funds that came in during the last quarter of 2018, having raised a record $130,000 this year.
“GHBA members and others from the community continue to step up and provide funds so HomeAid can successfully complete our mission which is to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach," said Patrick Mayhan, the 2019 president of HomeAid. "These generous companies and individuals understand that without help from within the community, the homeless numbers will continue to rise.”
These funds will go toward 2019 HomeAid projects that include an 8100 sq. ft. cottage for Boys and Girls Country that will house 8 boys with their own room for the first time and will assure a safe, nurturing family environment.
A second project that is currently underway will also benefit from these additional funds. HomeAid is partnering with David Weekley Homes to build the first four of eight duplexes that are part of Gracewood's Next Step Project. This project will allow Gracewood mothers who are pursuing educational goals, the ability to complete their education plan while remaining on the campus.