HomeAid Heroes is a unique program that offers GHBA builders, developers, remodelers, mortgage companies, title companies and trades an opportunity to give to HomeAid Houston to help fund smaller construction projects that better the lives of the homeless community. By donating a pre-set amount per transaction, whether it’s the sale of a home, a lot, a window or the closing of a mortgage, the funds are applied to the renovation of care provider agencies that can include kitchens, baths, bedrooms, in-take areas, new storage areas and the list goes on.
“These companies and individuals who make generous contributions are our HomeAid Heroes,” explained Patrick Mayhan, president of HomeAid. “They continue to raise the bar throughout the industry with their unwavering commitment and support to better the lives of men, women children and veterans.”
The Heroes Program has grown rapidly since it began in 2014. Many of the HomeAid Heroes have been supporting the program since its inception. This support makes it possible for HomeAid to fulfill its mission - "to build new lives for homeless families and individuals though community outreach".
Heroes who are on board for 2019 include 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Brighton Homes, Builders Post-Tension, Century Communities, Inc., Chesmar Homes, DataSmart/Duncan Security, Eklektik Interiors, Greymark Construction, Long Lake Ltd., Loyd Russel Homes, Newmark Homes, Ryko Development, Stanley Sales, TARACORP, Trendmaker Homes and Winfrey Design Build.
"I became a HomeAid Hero because I strongly believe in the work HomeAid is doing," said Kathy Anderson, owner of Eklektik Interiors. "The agency changes people’s lives for the better. Houston is a city with a big heart…we need to take care of our own. It’s called Paying It Forward!"
HomeAid was started in 2003, and the first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 49 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.