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 that have been completed, adding and impacting 1,750-plus beds and providing more than 1.3 million nights of sleep. This is a $15.8 million added value in housing and improvements. Annually, HomeAid’s projects serve more than 5,000 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. When the homes are sold at market value, proceeds from the sale of the home are donated 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…