Thank you to our Sponsors as of August 16
|Steve Ramos, Lisa Cook, Patti Kane, Dalon Guimont|
Another charity project almost complete!
New whole house upgraded flooring was installed this week for Housing Unlimited, Inc. (HUI), a nonprofit providing affordable, independent housing for people in mental health recovery in Montgomery County Maryland. The residents of the home are getting excited about their renovated home!
A big thank you to Maryland Building Industry Association member Steve Rados at Friends and Family Flooring for his help! The selected products are beautiful and durable enough to stand up to wear and tear for years to come.
This project marks about the 8th time over the past eighteen (18) years that the Home Builders Care Foundation has partnered with Housing Unlimited on a supportive housing project. HUI’s first house was acquired in 1994. Today, they house about 192 persons in recovery in over 70 homes! #homebuilderscare
Start cleaning your closets! MBIA’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is once again hosting its annual clothing drive at our Bull & Oyster Roast on Thursday, June 28.
- Men’s and Women’s Suits and Jackets
- Dress Shirts
- Dresses and Skirts
- Purses and Accessories
- Linens, Blankets, Sheets and Towels
- Children’s Clothing
- Maryland Center for Housing, 11825 W. Market Place, Fulton MD 20759
- Anne Arundel County: 900 Bestgate Road Suite 100, Annapolis, MD 21401
- Baltimore Metro:1407 York Road Suite 108, Timonium, MD 21093
- Carroll County: 1036 Circle Drive, Sykesville, MD 21784
- Clarksville Office: 12230 Clarksville Pike Suite A, Clarksville, MD 21029
- Montgomery County: 8737 Colesville Road Suite 102, Silver Spring, MD 20910
- Ruppert Landscape, 23601 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882
The year 2018 is off to a great start for #HomeBuildersCare – All around Maryland!
The following charity build projects have recently started this spring – with more in our pipeline –
St. Matthews Housing Corporation – Prince George’s County
We are taking on the extensive renovation of a single family home in Bowie – new bathrooms, kitchen, HVAC and whole house flooring. The updated home will become part of St. Matthew’s transitional program for families in crisis and in need of safe shelter while they work towards stability. Thanks to Caruso Homes for taking lead! This is our second project for St. Matthews.
Marian House – Baltimore City
Work has begun on the total gut rehab of a large former rectory that will become an 8 bedroom transitional housing facility for homeless women with children. A second project involving renovations at a former convent that houses 14 women plus staff will begin once the rectory project is complete. For 30 years, Marian House has offered comprehensive services to women who have suffered from trauma, abuse, addiction, and other challenges that left them homeless and unemployed. HBCF is working to provide over $100,000 worth of assistance to this vital expansion project in the city.
Anne Arundel Food and Resource Bank
Thanks to MBIA members based in Anne Arundel County – Lang and Company and Chesapeake Plumbing & Heating Inc., the busy nonprofit is receiving a handful of improvements to help better serve the county’s low-income residents with much needed food, furniture and other essential basic necessities. While not a true “shelter-related” project, The resource bank is an important resource for residents in many non-profit housing programs throughout the county.
Ulman Cancer Fund House – Baltimore City
New housing for 9 cancer patients and their caregivers is going up near Johns Hopkins Hospital! The new House will serve as a supportive home away from home for patients receiving long-term treatment. Thanks to MBIA’s FIL Committee, Kitchen & Bath Creations and Appliance Distributors Unlimited for their contributions. The new UCF House is due to open in 2018.
Open Arms Housing – Washington DC
At the Dunbar Apartments, which is home to 16 formerly homeless women, HBCF is in the process of providing new appliances and flooring to accessible units in need to some refurbishment. The building opened in 2009 with HBCF helping on the building’s initial development. The Dunbar was once a vacant and abandoned property but is now active on O Street NW. As Open Arms has expanded operations, HBCF has offered key assistance to the growing housing program over the past ten years.
Housing Unlimited- Montgomery County
Upgrades at a Rockville group home for special needs individuals are in the works! With 72 homes, Housing Unlimited provides affordable, independent housing for adults in mental health recovery. HBCF assistance over the years has helped make the homes affordable to maintain for the nonprofit. Our collaborating partnership with Housing Unlimited stretches nearly 20 years.
A Home Builders Care Project is a great opportunity for MBIA members to give back to others in need. Every HBCF project is different. But our Project Perfect Wish List consists of the following:
- An industry professional to help develop the project scope and outreach to potential resources
- A builder captain to coordinate and supervise onsite work
- In-kind material donations and discounts
UCF began construction on a “home away from home” a few months ago to provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers, in East Baltimore.
The UCF House will create a community that fosters peer and social support, decreases financial and other burdens, and encourages hope and healing.
The Maryland Building Industry Association, Home Builders Care Foundation and MBIA’s Future Industry Leaders (FIL) Council are working on together to provide housing and support for young adult cancer patients and their families!
Special Thanks to MBIA members:
- Kitchen and Bath Creations and Appliance Distributors Unlimited for helping supply materials to this special project
- and to FIL Members Adam Van Bavel (O’Neil Interactive) and Jeff Barba (Emerald Builders) for all of their leadership.
More info online at http://ulmanfund.org/theucfhouse/
C’mon out to MBIA’s Casino Night!
Hosted by MBIA’s Remodelers Council. It is sure to be a fun and exciting evening for charity!
Try your luck at Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em or give the Big Wheel a Spin!
Proceeds to benefit Home Builders Care Foundation, Inc.
Prizes will be awarded to the evening’s top winners!
Have a prize to donate to the cause? Our donation form is here! http://hbcf.org/CasinoNightPrizeDonationForm.pdf