HomeAid Heroes is a unique program that offers members of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), that include 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 that could include the sale of a home, a lot, a window or the closing of a mortgage, the funds are then applied to the renovation of care provider agencies. Typical remodels and repairs 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. “Their willingness to share funds they've raised within their trade, is indicative of their unwavering commitment and support to better the lives of the men, women children and veterans HomeAid serves.”
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 through housing and community outreach".
Heroes who have been on board for 2019 include ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Builders Post Tension, Chesmar Homes, Datasmart/Duncan Security, Eklektik Interiors, Long Lake Ltd./Woodmere Development, Loyd Russel Homes, Newmark Homes, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Ryko Development, Stanley Sales Co. LLC, TARACORP, TONER Home Matters, Trendmaker Homes, Winfrey Design Build and Greymark Construction.
"One of the best feelings in the world is giving," said McCalle Fryar with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. "Gifting back to the community through HomeAid lets me know that lives will be changed for the better; that single mothers and their children will have a fresh start, or children in crisis will be loved and nurtured. It's no secret that your greatest gift, is the ability to share your blessings."
HomeAid is a 501 c 3 charity of the GHBA that was started in 2003. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 54 projects have added over $14 million 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.