Dozens of supporters turned out for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of a 15-bed transitional housing unit for Compassion United’s Miracle City in Conroe, Texas. HomeAid Houston, a 501 (c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and Highland Homes are partners on the construction.
Luke Redus, founder and executive director of Compassion United led the remarks and introduced special guest speakers, Mayor Jody Czajkoski, The City of Conroe; Matt McGhee, project builder captain and vice-president of HHS Residential; Nicole Jacob, HomeAid president and founder of Waymaker ProConsulting; Russ Bynum, Hillwood and GHBA Board of Directors and Daniel Freeman, Compassion United’s Freedom House coordinator and former graduate.
Miracle City will include five transition homes in total, with HomeAid sponsoring the first that was launched at the groundbreaking. In addition to that effort and thanks to a gracious donation by a Compassion United supporter, Matt McGhee also shared with guests that the full funds to construct the second transition home have been secured, and Highland Homes and HHS Residential have agreed to captain both projects, building them simultaneously. “This generous donation will allow Compassion United to serve twice as many people than originally planned at the onset of the project,” said McGhee, “massively increasing their impact and mission within the City of Conroe. A huge thanks to all involved, and we are so grateful to be a small contributor to Compassion United’s wonderful vision.”
Guests adjourned to gather at the building site for the official groundbreaking ceremony. Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks.
“Today’s official groundbreaking is a huge step toward building futures for the underserved communities,” said McGhee. “HHS Residential and Highland Homes are honored to partner with Compassion United and HomeAid Houston for Miracle City, providing a home, and a place of rest to those who so desperately need it.”
For over ten years, Compassion United, a 501 (c) (3) charity in Conroe, Texas has been transforming communities by serving the forgotten, marginalized and homeless by providing outreach, relief and empowerment. They have helped hundreds of people come out of homelessness and addiction to find a new life.
Compassion United provides food, clothing, housing and the resources for medical, mental health and mentoring for their clients. With the generous support of their partners, they continue to see lives changed, with the agency having grown into the most comprehensive support ministry in Montgomery County.
“The groundbreaking was special in its own right,” said Jacob, “but hearing Matt’s announcement about the second transition home getting the funds needed, made this a momentous occasion.”
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.