Summer News – #HomeBuildersCareMaryland

The Home Builders Care Foundation’s Summer Newsletter is out.

Here are some highlights from our latest issue.

 For many years, Home Builders on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, in conjunction with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, have provided college scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or post secondary school training and enrolled in a curriculum in either of the following fields: architecture, engineering or a construction related studies. We wish to congratulate Kye Steward, a 2016 Graduate of Wicomico Senior High School for receiving this year’s $500 scholarship. Kye is attending Morgan State University this fall.

On March 12, 2016, the Student Awareness Committee of the MBIA Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) led a group of 7th graders on a “walk-about” of downtown Bethesda to show the students how communities are designed and planned to make them livable and sustainable.

Home Builders Care is partnering with the Arc Baltimore to renovate and repair a number of houses and apartments in the Baltimore area in which individuals supported by The Arc currently live. “By leveraging the skills and resources of its building industry members, HBCF is not only making upgrades to the homes of individuals whom The Arc Baltimore supports,” says Ron Christian of The Arc Baltimore’s Community Living Division. “It is helping these people to pursue their passions and become more self-sufficient.”

This past spring— (do you remember how rainy it was?) the Home Builders Care Foundation answered a call for help from Champ House Recovery, Inc. in Bowie. The roof on their primary residential building, a domed structure with extensive shingling, was leaking and in dire need of replacement. The job required a large amount of expertise. Thanks to MBIA Member Brothers Services Company for stepping up to do this difficult work at a major discount! Champ House is a transitional housing program for men who admittedly suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Help Ellicott City Flood Victims. Donate Gift Cards with HBCF & MBIA

#‎ECstrong!

‪#‎HomeBuildersCare‬ and the Maryland Building Industry Association are collecting GIFTCARDs (such as Target, Walmart, gas stations, Giant Food, Safeway, etc) to help people affected by the Ellicott City floods. Any amount is appreciated. Bring them by the Maryland Center for Housing in Fulton now through August 31 – at MBIA’s 2nd Anniversary Open House.