HomeAid to Thank GHBA Members for Benefit Home Donations
As the Greater Houston Builders Association’s Benefit Homes Project wraps up for 2021, HomeAid Houston, one of two charities that benefit from this 41- year-old fundraiser, will be attending a luncheon in May that celebrates and honors the vendors and suppliers that donated to the Project.
The Benefit Home was built by Chesmar Homes with donated materials and services by GHBA members. The lot was donated by Land Tejas in Lago Mar. This allowed the home to be sold at a profit with proceeds from the sale going to HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. HomeAid became a recipient of the Benefit Homes fundraiser in 2007 and has, as of February 2021, received $1,158,995.77 from the Benefit Homes Project.
The funds generated by the Benefit Homes Project are put right back into the community through the two charities. HomeAid Houston since 2003 has initiated 73 projects which have been completed that add and impact over 1750 beds and provide over 1.3 million nights of sleep. This is a 15.8 million dollar added value in housing and improvements. Annually, HomeAid’s projects serve over 5000 homeless men, women, children and veterans in Houston.
Since 1980, members of the GHBA have been donating construction, materials, labor and time to building two to three Benefit Homes a year, that when sold at market value, donate proceeds from the sale of the home to charity. Since the project began, more than $12 million has been raised.
“HomeAid is honored to share in the celebration of the home’s completion at the Vendor Appreciation Luncheon,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “The nearly 100 vendors, suppliers and trades who make these homes a reality, also make it possible for HomeAid to build shelters that improve the lives of people in crisis situations who may become homeless or worse. I am proud to represent HomeAid for this event and to be able to visit with these companies to thank them personally for everything they do.
“Scott Merovitch, city president of Chesmar Homes understood that 2020 has been a tough time for everyone, including charities,” continued Brady, they didn’t let the challenges of this year dictate who they are as a compassionate, giving organization, so their decision to break ground during a pandemic year was bold and heart-felt. We are so honored to be one of the two charities to receive funds from the Chesmar Benefit Home.”
This was Chesmar’s 7th Benefit Home. The Land Tejas lot it was built on was their 18th lot donation to the Project. Chesmar recently completed their Benefit Home, the Hillcrest plan, a one-story design that features four bedrooms with a game room option; three baths and a 2-car attached garaged and a covered patio. The home recently sold and is expected to close in late May.
HomeAid is a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association. For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.