June 20, 2017

The MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) Foundation recently awarded a $7,500 grant to HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association.  Gilbert Baker of the AFP Group in Houston presented the check to HomeAid Houston's Executive Director Bette Moser.  The funds HomeAid has received from MDRT now total $15,500 since 2013.  Moser became acquainted with the MDRT Foundation through Gilbert Baker and Ann Baker Ronn, also with the AFP Group.  The MDRT Foundations require a “sponsor” for any application for funds, and Gil Baker has acted as the HomeAid sponsor since 2011.


“If it ever occurred to anyone to question what God wishes me to do with my time and money,” said Gil, “I can’t think of anything more worthwhile than taking people off the street and giving them shelter and sustenance. That is the work of HomeAid, and the reason why their work is blessed.”


The MDRT Foundation is the charitable arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals.  The Foundation helps MDRT members maximize their philanthropic efforts in their own communities and worldwide. 


Since 1959, the MDRT Foundation has awarded more than USD 30 million in grants to charitable organizations across the globe.


HomeAid Houston works with homeless care providers helping them to identify their new construction and remodeling needs and pairs them with GHBA builders, remodelers and suppliers, to obtain donations of labor and materials.  Smaller projects construction and remodel projects are called HomeAid Care projects.


"These valuable funds are put toward the Care projects we do each year," said Moser.  "It has been an honor to be a recipient of the MDRT grants since 2013.  We cannot thank Gil Baker and the MDRT team enough for helping us make a difference in so many people's lives."