HomeAid and GHBA Members Begin Remodel for HAWC
March 22, 2011

HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity, is finalizing plans to begin a renovation project for the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC).  HomeAid is partnering with William Shaw & Associates to improve 16 shower stalls with new materials including tile donated by Dal-Tile. Mike Heller with William Shaw & Associates will be the remodeler captain.  The project is also being coordinated by Leslie King of Greymark Construction and Greymark Express, chairperson of HomeAid Care.

HomeAid Houston partners with GHBA builder members and vendors to construct transitional housing for the homeless. Renovation and smaller projects are called HomeAid Care Projects.  “Through our HomeAid Care program,” said Parke Patterson, president of the HomeAid board, “we identified the immediate need that the HAWC had for renovated shower facilities.  The enhanced shower stalls will add a level of comfort to very deserving individuals.”

The HAWC mission is to help individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward.  They provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence.  The organization also seeks social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education.

HomeAid Houston is a 501 (c) 3 that helps recruit GHBA members for donated materials, labor and services to complete both construction and remodel projects.  Members donating to the HAWC renovation include Dal-Tile Corporation, Carker Brothers Electric, Inc. and Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Donated funds and vendor donations of materials and labor have made it possible for HomeAid to provide caring for an estimated 4500 individuals. For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.