This festive time of year is a wonderful time to be joyous and thankful for the good things and good people in our lives and in our communities.
As we look back at 2014, we at Home Builders Care are so very grateful to our friends and supporters for your many gifts past, present, and future. Thank you. Throughout the year, we rely on your kindness and generosity in order to continue to help provide safe shelter to our neighbors in need.
|Highlights from 2014
- Early in the year, HBCF’s HomeAid Washington DC chapter completed a renovation for Sinai House, a four-unit transitional housing program for homeless families. Builder Captain Cabin John Builders did great work expanding Sinai’s program space. Thanks to 84 Lumber and Owens Corning for their in-kind donations.
- In the Spring, HBCF helped undertake an extensive home repair project for a young Gold Star Family whose father and husband, a US Army Captain, was killed in Afghanistan. MBIA member & Builder Captain Ted Smart worked in partnership Boy Scout Troop 1094 of Darnestown, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County and Fine Earth Landscaping.
- HBCF held its second annual Bull & Oyster Roast on the grounds of Ruppert Landscape‘s beautiful headquarters in April. At the event, a team of roasters paid tribute to Roger Lebbin, President Mid-Atlantic Builders, and held a successful Career Clothing Drivewith the Professional Women in Building – Maryland Chapter. Mark your calendars for May 13, 2015!
- A Grand Opening of the new Maryland Center for Housing at Maple Lawn was celebrated on June 18. The Housing Center was completed by the Building Industries Foundation (BIF) under the direction of Mark Bennett, Greenebaum & Rose. The 10,000 sq. ft. building is now the new home of the Maryland Building Industry Association. Over 175 members (and hopefully more in 2015) contributed to its construction.
- On September 1, the Home Builders Care Foundation officially merged with the Building Industries Foundation. The result is a new expanded official building industry charity serving 85% of the State of Maryland + the District of Columbia.
- During the late summer, the Friendship Place Welcome Center & Clinic on Wisconsin Ave. received an extensive renovation by our HomeAidDC chapter. Built in 1928, the building’s boiler system was replaced with high-efficiency mini-splits and the 1st and 2nd floors were reconfigured and modernized. Efficient Home LLC worked in record time to limit disruption. Thanks to the Masco Foundation for their support.
- This fall, HBCF completed of a set of projects for two group homes for disabled adults in Charles County. Each of the Spring Dell Center homes received exterior improvements including a new covered entrance with wider sidewalks and doorways. Revere Building Products donated materials with Wise Choice Construction doing work.
- Two fruitful Holiday Giving Drives were held in November and December. Well over 500 pounds of food were collected and donated to the Maryland Food Bank just before Thanksgiving, and hundreds of toys were donated at the Presidents Luncheon to help make the holidays brighter for kids with the National Center for Children and Families.
Please know that as HBCF services continue to expand, MBIA member support and generosity is essential to our core efforts. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a year-end contribution to HBCF!
All contributions are tax-deductible.
Our goal is to continue to do good in the name of the home building industry throughout the region we serve. So please continue to take part.
On behalf of all of us at the Home Builders Care Foundation and the people we served this year – thank you for all you have done in the name of charity and good will this year.
We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year!.
Home Builders Care Foundation, Inc.
HomeAid Washington DC LLC
Maryland Center for Housing LLCthe charitable construction affiliates of MBIA
11825 W. Market Place
Fulton, MD 20759