HomeAid Works to Assist Mission of Yahweh in Constructing Housing
October 2, 2006

The HomeAid Houston project, “Mercy House,” is well under construction and will soon be providing an additional 16 units of transitional housing for evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Mission of Yahweh is a 44 year institution in Houston that has provided shelter, food and clothing to countless women and children in need.

Doyle Stuckey, of Doyle Stuckey Homes and Randy Blanchard, of Green Mountain Building Company, are Co-Builder Captains on this project, with special funding provided by Ameriquest Mortgage, through the HomeAid Gulf Coast Rebuilding Fund.

HomeAid Houston, a charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association, provides construction of homeless housing for deserving homeless service agencies through the use of donated construction management services, labor and material, provided by GHBA members.

The Gulf Coast Rebuilding Fund was created through a partnership of HomeAid and Ameriquest Mortgage, in response to the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  The funds are designated specifically for housing that will benefit evacuees of the hurricanes.

There are many stories of women moving on to better times with the help of The Mission of Yahweh.  Over seven years ago, Ms. Fleming was a resident of the Mission. While living there she obtained her associates degree; she then went on to receive her nursing degree and is now working on her master’s degree in nursing.  Rhetta Jones, a more recent resident of the Mission, is now working as a hospital therapist.  Both women continue to serve the Mission as volunteers and donors.

Doyle Stuckey of Doyle Stuckey Homes stated “What a privilege it is for me to be associated again with The Mission of Yahweh.  When I built the family dormitory fifteen years ago, I never dreamed I would be blessed again in serving the Mission by constructing Mercy House.”

Randy Blanchard, Green Mountain Building Company and twenty-year member of The Mission of Yahweh board of directors shared that, “The greatest measure of the character of an individual, or an organization, is how they respond in crisis.”  He emphasized, “The GHBA, HomeAid, Ameriquest, and every other organization and person involved in this project, have once again proven their character and integrity by stepping forward in this time of need.”

GHBA members who were donating labor and materials to the project include:  Amegy Bank; Integrity Concrete; Capital Heating and Air; DR Signs; Goodman Manufacturing; Suncoast Post-Tension and Tarkett.