HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association, recently honored many of their HomeAid Heroes at Nice Winery, for contributing funds to help complete remodel projects for local agencies who provide care for individuals and families facing homelessness. HomeAid Heroes is a program that offers GHBA builders, developers, remodelers, mortgage companies, title companies and trades an opportunity to donate a pre-set amount per transaction within their business. This can include a percentage of the sale of a home, a lot, a door, or the closing of a mortgage. The funds are applied to the renovation of the shelters. Projects have included updating bathrooms, kitchens, in-take areas and adding storage space.
The honorees were treated to a video tour through Nice Winery's wine-making process. “The evening was a special thank you to our HomeAid Heroes, both individuals, and companies who have committed funds to improve shelters in Houston and surrounding counties," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston. "The funds donated helped a number of agencies who were facing serious circumstances that impacted their operations. HomeAid is grateful for these dedicated partners."
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".
"Being a HomeAid Hero was rewarding on so many levels," said Will Holder, president of Trendmaker Homes. "I have seen over the years the difference the agency makes in people's lives. That made it an easy decision to donate funds to further their cause."
HomeAid was started in 2003, and the first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 47 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.