October 10, 2017

 Lennar/Village Builders is making great strides in construction of an 8100 sq. ft. cottage for Boys and Girls Country, a HomeAid Houston project that will house 8 children from families in crisis.

Drywall will soon be installed and the initial inspection process has been completed.  This stage of construction follows the recent inspirational writings the frame work received from the Boys and Girls' "family" and words of hope from the children who are excited about getting their own bedrooms for the first time in their lives.  It was also an opportunity for the boys who will be moving into the house, along with their teaching parents, to walk through and experience the early stages of the construction. 

As the Builder Captain of the project, Lennar/Village Builders is being led by Marco Cordon, director of construction.  They are recruiting vendors and trades to donate materials and labor to assist in the construction.

 “Working with Lennar/Village Builders has been a wonderful experience," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston.  "Through their deep commitment to the project and their generous hearts, they are changing the lives of children who faced adversity.  This cottage will provide a safe haven for them to be nurtured while helping them believe in a bright future."

This new facility has been named the Hamill Cottage with funding for its construction provided to Boys and Girls Country by the Hamill Foundation.  

Boys and Girls Country was established in 1971.  Their mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. Children are from the greater Houston area, which includes 13 counties.

Located 35 miles northwest of Houston, Boys and Girls Country has capacity to serve 48 boys and 40 girls, ages 5-18, for a total of 88 children at any one time.

HomeAid was started in 2003, and the first shelter was dedicated in 2005.  Since then, 45 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.