HOMEAID CONTINUES TO RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS IN SPITE OF COVID CHALLENGES
The challenges associated with a global pandemic can affect charities at their most vulnerable and most important efforts, that is fundraising. In spite of this, HomeAid continues to receive unexpected donations from various sources, most of which are past contributors. Over the past several months HomeAid is honored to have received donations from local organizations and individuals who appreciate their donations will go toward current and future project development and project completions.
HomeAid received a donation of $5,000 to the HomeAid Heroes program for 2021 from Bank of America. A check for $4,000 was presented to HomeAid by Taylor Morrison from the Taylor Morrison Foundation, to support ongoing projects. A Houston Endowment grant was received in March for $35,000 and Tom Walker, past president of GHBA and his wife Janet presented HomeAid with a check for $1,000.
“GHBA members and others from the community continue to step up and provide funds so HomeAid can successfully complete our mission ‘to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach’,” said James Miller, the 2021 president of HomeAid. “These generous companies and individuals understand that without help from within the community, the homeless numbers will continue to rise.”
HomeAid will also be receiving much needed funds from their upcoming Charity Golf Tournament in April and looking ahead to the 2021 Project Playhouse fundraiser this summer and HomeAids largest fundraiser, the annual HALO Luncheon planned for November 5 as a virtual event again. “These upcoming fundraising events will be key to HomeAid’s present and future construction projects,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid. Nothing is stopping our supporters from giving back to the community, and that speaks volumes about these organizations and their philanthropic spirit.”
HomeAid, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association was started in 2003. The agency builds and remodels homeless shelters for its homeless care agencies. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 73 projects have been completed, adding and impacting over 1750 beds and providing 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.
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.