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More Room for Women Giving Back

By | News

Women Giving Back, which runs a clothing donation center and store to provide women and children living in Northern Virginia shelters with free clothing and accessories, recently doubled its capacity with the completion of an addition led by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Knutson Companies.

The recently unveiled $36,000 expansion doubled the warehouse and retail space, which enables the local nonprofit to provide many more shoppers—vulnerable and at-risk women and children—with clothing and accessories for work and school. Since 2007, the center has donated more than 300,000 clothing items to more than 23,000 women and 15,300 children in crisis.

National Association of Home Builders’ “NAHB Now” blog

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More Room for Women Giving Back

By | Announcements

Women Giving Back, which runs a clothing donation center and store to provide women and children living in Northern Virginia shelters with free clothing and accessories, recently doubled its capacity with the completion of an addition led by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Knutson Companies.

The recently unveiled $36,000 expansion doubled the warehouse and retail space, which enables the local nonprofit to provide many more shoppers—vulnerable and at-risk women and children—with clothing and accessories for work and school. Since 2007, the center has donated more than 300,000 clothing items to more than 23,000 women and 15,300 children in crisis.

National Association of Home Builders’ “NAHB Now” blog

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HomeAid Northern Virginia Improves Housing Stability for Individuals Facing Mental Illness and Intellectual Disabilities With Renovations to Community Residences and Pathway Homes Properties

By | News

Arlington, VA and Reston, VA – June 1, 2016
Individuals in Northern Virginia living with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness have newly upgraded residences to call home with renovations to a Pathway Homes group house in Reston and a Community Residences group home in Arlington. The renovations were completed in April and May by HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities to invest more of their budgets in supportive programs and services rather than building expenses.

Pathway Homes provides housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness and other co-occurring disabilities. The organization currently serves more than 400 adults in community-based homes in Northern Virginia. The HomeAid-coordinated renovation project of a Pathway’s townhouse in Reston, Va. was led by “builder captain” Christopher Companies and included an update of the kitchen and bathroom with 100% of the $11,000 cost covered by HomeAid, Christopher Companies and its network of 9 trade partners (listed below).

“The four women living in the townhome slated for a kitchen and bath renovation feel empowered by the generosity of Christopher Companies,” said Anna Smith, director of development at Pathway Homes. “For our residents, this renovation is about self-esteem. When Christopher Companies came for a walk-through, they asked our residents what they needed and what they liked. They were stunned that their opinion mattered. Being asked for input gave them such pride of ownership, and being involved in the decision-making that will make their home beautiful was priceless.”

Community Residences offers individuals with mental health and intellectual disabilities supportive housing and the physical, mental and emotional services needed to facilitate independent and dignified living within the community. Community Residences is one of the largest providers of support to individuals with disabilities in Virginia with services in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, in the Richmond area, and in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The HomeAid Northern Virginia-coordinated renovation project was led by “builder captain” Madison Homes and included upgrades to three bathrooms and new flooring installed in a Community Residences group homes in Arlington. Sixty one percent of the $44,200 project was covered by HomeAid Northern Virginia, Madison Homes and its network of 7 trade partners (listed below).

“We’re glad to renovate an older home for Community Residences, but it’s so much more than that for us. We’re giving back, but we’re also engaging and involving our team in an incredible experience. We all get back far more than what we give,” said Mark Westmoreland, vice president at Madison Homes.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia
HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, engages the resources and interests of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners in order to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties owned by homelessness service providers that help homeless people gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. The organization was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then, has completed more than 107 projects valued at more than $13.6 million, serving more than 95,000 homeless individuals.

About Community Residences
Community Residences, Inc. (CR) offers individuals with disabilities supportive housing and the physical, mental and emotional supports needed to facilitate independent and dignified living within the community. CR provides a full spectrum of supports, both in CR’s homes and apartments and through community programming. Last year alone, CR supported over 1,000 adults, youth and children with mental health and/or intellectual disabilities throughout Northern Virginia, in Greater Richmond and in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. To learn more, please visit http://www.comres.org.

About Pathway Homes
For more than 30 years, Pathway Homes has been a leading provider of housing and support services for adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders in the Northern Virginia region. Embodying the spirit of recovery, our Vision is to create a future in which all individuals with mental illness are able to lead meaningful, self-directed lives in a home of their choice with the supports and services they need. More about Pathway Homes at http://www.pathwayhomes.org.


Construction trade partners, manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies that participating in these important projects include:

Pathway Homes project:

  • LCS Constructors
  • Signature Companies
  • Sky Marble & Granite
  • MEP Partners
  • General Electric
  • Builders Floor Service
  • American Building Systems of Maryland, LLC
  • Lanehart Electric

Community Residences project:

  • Augustine Plumbing
  • J. Construction
  • Kohler
  • B&K Distributors, Inc. 
  • Bath Fitter
  • Granite Source
  • T.A.C Ceramic Tile

Women Giving Back Store Doubles Capacity and Number of Women and Children it Can Serve, following Expansion led by HomeAid Northern Virginia

By | News

Expanded, renovated space will enable Women Giving Back to provide clothing for work and school to 3,000 women and 6,000 children living in local shelters and supportive housing facilities each year

Sterling, VA – May 23, 2016 – Women Giving Back (WGB), which runs a clothing donation center and store to provide women and children from local shelters with free clothing and accessories, has recently doubled its size with the completion of an addition led by HomeAid Northern Virginia and its builder captain, Knutson Companies.  The expansion to the store’s existing retail space in Sterling, Va., essentially doubled the WGB warehouse and store’s capacity and will enable WGB to serve 50 percent more shoppers – vulnerable and at-risk women and children in our community – with clothing and accessories for work and school.  

“This addition is really a game-changer. Not only will we double our store hours every month, but importantly, we’ll be able to serve 50 percent more shoppers – 3,000 women and 6,000 children every year,” said Women Giving Back co-founder Terri Stagi. “The project also allowed us to improve egress; add an accessories department; and create a new children’s space where kids can play while their mothers shop for clothes.” 

Women and children in local shelters and supportive housing programs shop for work and school clothing at the Women Giving Back store using vouchers provided to them by their case managers. More than 100 local nonprofit organizations such as the Alexandria Community Shelter, Artemis House, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Northern Virginia Family Services and Youth for Tomorrow send their qualifying clients and residents to Women Giving Back. Volunteer-led WGB opens the doors to its store the second Saturday of each month, and with the new space, will soon be extending its hours to add more regular weekday hours to its monthly schedule.

The $36,000 expansion was recently completed through a collaboration with HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters and housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities to invest more of their budgets in supportive programs and services rather than building expenses. HomeAid Northern Virginia, with builder captain Knutson Companies and its network of trade partners, covered 76 percent of the total cost of the WGB project. Women Giving Back was originally founded by a group of passionate organizers within HomeAid Northern Virginia who wanted to supplement the construction and renovation work of HANV by helping the families living in the shelters and supportive housing properties get on their feet with clothes to help them enter the workplace or feel more confident at school. Women Giving Back spun off and became its own independent 501(c)3 nonprofit in May of 2015. 

The expanded 7,000 sq. ft. WGB property also includes a warehouse to collect and sort clothing donations. Clothing donations are accepted the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am-12pm, and the preceding Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-6:00pm when volunteers are at the store and warehouse sorting clothing and setting up the store. Volunteers are also invited to help sort clothing, assist families with shopping and coordinate donation drives. The store’s location is 20 Export Drive, Sterling, VA 20164. Alternative times can be arranged by contacting WGB.

Since 2007, WGB has donated more than 300,000 items of clothing to more than 23,000 women and 15,300 children in crisis. The ability to have access to professional clothing for work is key to many women and families, with a single mother recently saying, “There were times when I had to choose between buying clothes and buying food, and, as a mom, of course I chose food. Shopping at WGB was like getting to go to the mall every month, and once I was able to start dressing professionally, I started acting professionally. WGB will always live in my heart.”

WGB officially debuted the expanded Store at their Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia

HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, engages the resources and interests of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners in order to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties owned by service providers that help homeless people gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. The organization was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then, has completed 107 projects valued at a total of more than $13.6 million and serving more than 95,000 homeless individuals.

About Women Giving Back

Women Giving Back’s mission is to support women and children in crisis, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction.

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Thanks to the construction trade partners that, led by “builder captain” Knutson Companies,  contributed labor and resources to the  Women Giving Back project: 

Builder Fire Solutions
Carter Lumber
Eastern Applicators
Green Landscaping
HD Supply
Southern Electric

Workforce Shortages and Creative Partnerships

By | Announcements, In the News

The shortage of skilled construction workers is a key factors rising construction costs that have a significant impact on the industry’s ability to provide affordable housing…HANV is addressing workforce issue by convening our partners around job training and job placement. Partnering with select construction trade businesses to understand the skills they are looking for, we’re matching these needs to the workforce training programs our nonprofit service provider partners offer to their clients.

Affordable Housing Finance

Workforce Shortages and Creative Partnerships

By | News

The shortage of skilled construction workers is a key factors rising construction costs that have a significant impact on the industry’s ability to provide affordable housing…HANV is addressing workforce issue by convening our partners around job training and job placement. Partnering with select construction trade businesses to understand the skills they are looking for, we’re matching these needs to the workforce training programs our nonprofit service provider partners offer to their clients.

Affordable Housing Finance

Building Hope – November 2015

By | Building Hope

In the Spotlight
HomeAid’s First Annual Golf Tournament Sets Precedent of Success

Planners of HomeAid Northern Virginia’s First Annual Golf Tournament were looking for a way to provide some fun for builders and trade partners, and they hoped a full morning of golf—along with the requisite light-hearted competition between foursomes—would also provide the perfect venue for HomeAid, builders and trade partners to connect and bond over something other than a project or luncheon.

Sure enough, the planners were proven right when HomeAid staff, board members, and a sold-out field of 140 golfers descended on Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club in Leesburg, Va., on a gorgeous October day. The enthusiastic group, along with two dozen sponsors, quickly established the event as a hugely successful, trademark event, which raised more than $40,000. All of the funds will go toward supporting HomeAid’s mission of providing quality housing for families and individuals facing homelessness.

“The Golf Committee members and everyone on the HomeAid staff wanted this to be a quality, affordable event at a top local venue in order to give back to trade partners and builders who have helped us in so many ways,” said Jason McDonough, co-organizer of the tournament, HomeAid board member, and senior vice president at Cardinal Bank. “We didn’t want to overwhelm people, especially with the Gala coming up in November. We just wanted to fill the house and have a great day of golf, and we did. We’re already excited about next year.”

Many thanks to all of our sponsors—First Heritage Mortgage, LLC, Buhl Electric, Builders Floor Service, Michael Harris Homes, John Darvish Construction Company, Century Tile, Creekstone Communities, Masonry Design, Academy Mortgage Corporation, BASF, Carrington Homes, Walker Title & Escrow, & The Roof Center. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Congratulations to the following golfers, who took home winning bragging rights following HomeAid’s First Annual Golf Tournament!

 

In Your Neighborhood
HomeAid, Drees Homes Renovate 12 Bathrooms for BARN

HomeAid Northern Virginia, Drees Homes, and 11 trade partners have completely renovated 12 bathrooms for Transitional Housing BARN, Inc., giving the dozen families living there, all of whom are women and children, the opportunity to start and end their days in clean, new facilities.

“It’s been an amazing project, and the moms who have seen the change from old to new are just so excited, especially because those with small children now have tubs they can bathe their younger kids in,” said Colin Davis, executive director at BARN. “These new bathrooms have made such a difference for our residents, who can welcome each day in clean, bright, and new surroundings, and the project has made a big difference for us, too. We were constantly having to make repairs and replace floorboards and drywall that were getting wet and moldy from leaks—it’s just great to have everything looking and working so beautifully now!”

Skip Causey, HomeAid board member and division president at Drees Homes, which served as the Builder Captain, agreed that the $42,500 project was long overdue.

“Thank you for a great job done with the bathroom restoration. My two girls and I are more comfortable and able to take a shower or bath now … this restoration donation is a true blessing to my family and to others in the program.”

~ Resident, Transitional Housing BARN

“The rest of the BARN building is really nice and very welcoming, but the bathrooms were a big contrast—while everything was working, it was outdated and had been repaired so often that it just wasn’t an inviting place to be,” Causey said. “Gutting and remodeling these bathrooms was just our way of taking part in the great work that HomeAid does for a community that has been so good to us. It’s always rewarding to build a home, but nothing compares to working on a home for someone who is moving in after they’ve had nothing. To hear a five-year-old ask, after they’ve seen a bedroom with fresh sheets and a new bathroom, ‘Mommy, is this really all for us?” is unlike anything else I’ve done in my professional life. It’s an honor to use our experience, knowledge, and connections to help others get back on their feet.

“I’d also be remiss in not recognizing Lucky Simmons, my construction manager,” Causey added. “He took this job on himself because his supervisors had other commitments, and he worked closely with HomeAid and BARN, coordinating all of the necessary work until it was complete. This project was not without its challenges due to the age of the building, and Lucky tackled those setbacks head on.”

BARN is set up in neighborhoods of four family units of bedrooms and bathrooms, so to protect residents’ privacy and minimize disruptions, Drees and trade partners accepted the logistical challenge of working in three phases, completing four bathrooms per neighborhood and then waiting for families to move in and get settled before moving on to the next phase.

Thank you, Drees Homes and the following trade partners, for giving 12 families at BARN a beautiful start to their days!

ARS
Atlantic Building Supply
Atlas Plumbing
Construction Applicators
Kellogg
Nicholas Trucking

R.C. Hawkins
Stock Building Supply
T.A.C. Ceramic Tile
Timberlake
Virginia Cleaning & Punchout

 

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When a Builder Captain is completely renovating 12 bathrooms, a plumbing company and tile crafter are critical, and Drees Homes turned to two of the best: Dave Stone of Atlas Plumbing and Kevin Callaway of T.A.C. Ceramic Tile Co.
 
“Atlas and T.A.C. are both incredible companies, and they did 80 percent of the work on this project,” Drees Homes’ Skip Causey said. “They work so well together, and it was a true partnership on a project that needed so much craftsmanship, timing, and enthusiasm. Manpower is at a premium, and their time is so appreciated. Both companies totally stepped up to the plate, and we are grateful for their willingness to just take this project and run with it. They were there from start to finish, side by side.”
 
Atlas Plumbing, which helped with demo and supplied and installed all of the bath fixtures, has been a partner of HomeAid’s since our founding. Stone, a partial owner of the company, added, “This is our third HomeAid project this year, as we’ve also worked on the Youth for Tomorrow and Artemis House projects. As a company, we want to give back, and we have an incredible group of manufacturers who feel the same way—whenever we tell them we’re working with HomeAid, they jump right in and make enormous donations. This is a vast community of tradespeople who are happy and proud to help, even when times were tough.”
 
T.A.C. Ceramic Tile Co., which supplied and installed all of the flooring and wall tile for BARN, is also a long-time partner of HomeAid’s.
 
“The owner of T.A.C. Ceramic, Tom Callaway, likes to give back and support the builders with whom we do work,” said Kevin Callaway, “and this project at BARN was a good example of what we love to do. We took outdated bathrooms and made them not only look clean, new, and refreshed, but we also installed products that will be easier to maintain and will be long-lasting. It’s a good feeling, helping those who are less fortunate, and working with a company like Drees, who always runs their projects so well.”

 

HomeAid Completes Cornerstones, Alexandria Women’s Shelter Projects

Builder Captain CarrHomes and 10 trade partners have put the finishing touches on a $15,500 project at Cornerstones, where they renovated the kitchen and made cosmetic and electrical improvements and upgrades to the rest of the home. Thanks to the following trade partners’ donations, Cornerstones was able to redirect the full value of the project toward supportive services—such as employment placement, childcare, and trust accounts—for the family who moved into the property from a shelter.

A&S Sales
Bryant Group
Builders First Source
Capital Carpets
General Electric

 

HDS Drywall
Merillat
Reico
Southern Electrical Service
Stadler Nurseries

Many thanks to Brookfield Residential and nine trade partners, who also completed a $23,600 project at the Alexandria Women’s Shelter (AWS), which helped make residents feel more in command of their surroundings through improved organization and storage systems; provided a more welcoming atmosphere through cosmetic improvements and structural updates; and increased security at the home with new door locks and a closed circuit television system. Additional funding by United Way and the Van Metre Foundation, each of which provided $10,000, will help support AWS programs and services for residents. The project marked the first time HomeAid partnered with the City of Alexandria and the Women’s Shelter. Thank you!

Special thanks to the following trade partners:

Atlantic Building Supply
Blue Label
Color the World
GE Appliances
Hall Mechanical
L&L Flooring Co.
McCormick Paint
Spartan Electric
Vintage Security

Read more about both of these projects in the August issue of Building Hope.

 

In Your Community
You’re Invited! Kendra Gives Back Party to Benefit HomeAid on November 19

Supporting your favorite charity should be fun, and Kendra Scott, a specialty store known for its kaleidoscope of beautiful accessories made of natural stone, as well as customizable jewelry, has teamed up with HomeAid Northern Virginia to host a Kendra Gives Back Party on Thursday, November 19, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Kendra Scott’s Mosaic District location, at 2920 District Ave., Suite 125, in Fairfax/Merrifield, Va., and 20 percent of all sales will benefit HomeAid. Shoppers can also enjoy “sips and sweets” throughout the evening.

Please make plans to attend with colleagues and friends, and remember that your purchases will not only help you with your holiday gift shopping, but it will also support our mission of building and renovating homes for the homeless.

Kendra Scott, founded on a philosophy of “Family, Fashion, Philanthropy,” has grown in its commitment to “what matters to you, matters to us” by giving back to national charities, hometown crises, local organizations, and other charitable efforts through these shopping events; in the past year, the company has donated $1 million and 50,000 pieces of jewelry.

 

Helping-Hands
NVBIA Women’s Group Joins “Welcome Home Basket” Initiative

Women in the Building Industry (WBI)—a women’s professional group founded by NVBIA members—has committed to joining our effort of putting together “Welcome Home Baskets,” full of household items and cleaning supplies for the formerly homeless individuals and families moving into our finished projects.

WBI will be collecting items from members, as well as accepting donations from non-members, from now through their fall social event on November 13, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Sunset Hill Vineyard in Purcellville, Va. The event is open to members and non-members and will help prospective members learn more about this growing group of women who regularly gather for education and training, community service, and networking.

“When we learned about these welcome baskets, Lauren Duvall, co-chair of WBI’s community service committee, explained, “we realized it would be the perfect way to incorporate our desire to give back and participate in charitable giving, while also expanding partnering opportunities between NVBIA and HomeAid. Each of our members is posting a flyer within our individual companies, and we’re hoping to assemble multiple baskets right after our event later this month. It makes us feel good knowing that we can help make the move-in process easier, especially for those who might not have the resources to purchase all the things you need when you first move in to a new home.”

HomeAid talks regularly with caseworkers to determine exactly what their clients need most, and we have a long list of recommended items: Please contact Christy Eaton if you would like to coordinate a basket drive at your workplace, neighborhood association, or any other group. Many thanks to WBI for your contribution!

 

Announcements
Youth for Tomorrow Dedication Coming Soon

HomeAid and Stanley Martin Homes are closing in on the dedication of our biggest project of the year—a new, 5,000 square foot home for Youth for Tomorrow (YFT), which will provide a safe and secure home for pregnant teens, young mothers, homeless and runaway youth, and survivors of sex trafficking. We’ll celebrate the completion of the project at HomeAid’s 14th Annual Gala and Auction on November 7; stay tuned for the project’s official dedication, which will be held in December.

In anticipation of the completion of the Youth for Tomorrow home, we’ll be highlighting some of the 125+ trade partners who worked on the enormously important project. The project represents a new life for hundreds of girls over the coming years, along with an estimated $750,000 investment in the community, nearly 70 percent of which were donated by Builder Captain Stanley Martin Homes and its trade partners.

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Total Development Solutions (TDS) and team members from PRK Drilling and Blasting, Concrete Pipe and Precast (CP&P), Water Works Supply, Inc., and Luck Stone, played an integral role at the start of the project, installing approximately 650 linear feet of sewer/water lines, as well as providing the building pad for the new home. The installation of this infrastructure took about a month due to exceptionally rocky conditions below grade, which required blasting of the building pad and the entire trench, from pump station to the building pad.

“The coordination between the civil engineer, utility companies, and TDS and its team was seamless,” said Mike Cleary, corporate vice president of purchasing and quality for Stanley Martin Homes. “The whole team was just outstanding, and Rick DeMerle, vice president of business development at TDS, provided the needed leadership, experience and guidance.”

The biggest challenge, DeMerle agreed, was bringing sewer lines in because of the extremely hard rock so close to the surface, which required very precise blasting around existing utilities and buildings. After initial meetings with the Prince William County Inspection Branch and Prince William Service Authority, the installation was accomplished with approximately a dozen men, heavy excavation equipment, and rock drilling equipment, along with special mats to protect the existing buildings from damage caused by flying rock during the actual blasting.

“We have been supporters of HomeAid for quite some time,” DeMerle said, “but this is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to get our hands dirty and do what we do best—build something. Most of our 260 employees live in the Northern Virginia area, so it was nice to be able to provide help on such a worthwhile project in an area where our people live, as well as to give back to the industry and the community.

“We’ve also worked with Mike for years, and once we learned he was going to be involved, it gave us the confidence that it would be a well-handled project,” he added. “Stanley Martin Homes’ Eric Schneider is the project superintendent and did an amazing job coordinating the trades and clearing obstacles. We enjoyed working on this project a great deal—it was a great experience, start to finish.”

TDS has been developing land for residential builders, and local, national, and commercial developers for more than 17 years. As part of their parent company KT Enterprise, a Chantilly-based commercial landscape company, they started as a construction management team and grew into one of the largest residential full service site contractors in Northern Virginia.

     

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Heritage Contracting  

Heritage Contracting is a long-time partner for HomeAid, and provided all of the framing labor for the Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) home, as well as the installation and labor of the interior hardware finishings, such as bath accessories, shelving, and door hardware.

“Heritage has participated in every one of our volunteer efforts,” said Mike Cleary, corporate vice president of purchasing and quality for Stanley Martin Homes, “and they’ve been involved from the start with HomeAid Northern Virginia, too. Jim Stagi and Scott Akers, owners of the company, are always on the front line and personally involved with these projects, ensuring that the level of quality and performance meets the highest standards. They’re incredibly committed to serving the community.”

Heritage dedicated a crew of five to eight men over two weeks during the first phase of involvement, and then additional manpower during the second phase to install the interior finishes.

“We got into new home construction in 1996, and when HomeAid was founded in 2001, it was a no-brainer to get involved,” said Stagi. “Even when the building industry was at its worst during the recession, HomeAid and its partners kept providing to those who needed it far more, and it was a huge opportunity for our company to help give back in the same way. My wife also serves on HomeAid’s board, and we already work with many of HomeAid’s partners—and when we’re already affiliated with the Builder Captain, it’s a natural way to participate. YFT has been a ‘wow’ project—it’s been an honor to work on a brand new, gorgeous home, that will serve YFT for generations.”

Heritage Contracting works in the metropolitan D.C. area, providing highly trained craftsmen to design and build for custom builders, homeowners, and production builders.

 
 
Cornhole for Charity

Van Metre Companies Foundation, for your enormously generous (and impressive!) donation of $37,000, raised at the Fourth Annual Cornhole Challenge! Held on October 10, the event took place at the Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn, Va.

“We chose HomeAid as our benefactor because of the strong ties we have had with the organization over the years,” said Kevin Rabil, operations manager for Van Metre Homes. “Having sponsored multiple HomeAid projects, Van Metre truly believes in their mission of improving living arrangements of those in need.”

Over the last two years, Van Metre has raised more than $67,000 for HomeAid through its Cornhole Challenge.

 
 
 
Thank You
…to our recent donors. Names in red donated $2,500 or more.
Companies  

Individuals

Lenwood Johnson
Scott Shelton

Companies

Academy Mortgage
ADI Construction
Bateman Custom Construction LLC
Bob Narod Photographer LLC
Bohler Engineering
Butler Brothers Corp
Capital City Builders LLC
Cardinal Bank
Carson, Ashley & Associates LLC
Creekstone Builders Inc.
Dunhill Builders, LLC
EYA Foundation
Farms and Acreage, Inc.
Geotechnical Solutions, Inc.
Glacier Development, LLC
Golden Rule Builders Inc.
GreenBuilt Homes
Hubert Construction LLC

Hydroshield DC
Insight LLC
Interstate Moving Relocation Logistics
JD Long Masonry, Inc.
JMSP, Inc.
Kingston Royce Homes LLC
Land Design Consultants, Inc.
Mitchell & Best Homebuilders
Moen, Inc.
National Potomac Yacht Club
NOVA Spray Foam Insulation, LLC
NVBIA
NVP Inc.
R.C. Fields & Associates, Inc.
Sandy Spring Bank
Somerville Homes, Inc.
Southland Insulators Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
The Evergreene Companies
The Leigh Agency
Trinity Wiring & Security Solutions
Webster Book LLP
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Wittman Mechanical Contractors Inc.

*Monetary contributions September 15 – October 14, 2015.

READ: HANV’s First Annual Golf Tournament, HomeAid, Drees Homes Renovate 12 Bathrooms for BARN, Kendra Gives Back Party to Benefit HomeAid, NVBIA Women’s Group Joins “Welcome Home Basket” Initiative, Dedication Coming Soon

300 Homeless Children Enjoy Evening at Pfitzner Stadium

By | Announcements, In the News

August 20, 2015  –  Potomac Local

HomeAid Northern Virginia hosted their fifth annual “Night at the Ballpark” last week.

The organization partnered with businesses and other community organizations to send more than 300 homeless children to a Potomac Nationals game at Pfitzner stadium on August 14.

According to a release, many of the children had never had an opportunity to go to a baseball game previously.

During the event, the children got to run the bases on the field, meet the team’s mascot and even got signed autographs from the players, stated a release. They also received a new backpack for the school year.

HomeAid to Build Residential Facility for Youth for Tomorrow

By | Announcements, In the News

HomeAid of Northern Virginia will soon begin a major building project of a 5,000-square-foot residential facility for Youth For Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization based in Bristow that helps young children and teens who face homelessness and are survivors of sex trafficking.

The new home will provide a safe and secure housing environment for these children and young adults. The construction will result in an estimated $700,000 investment in the community and through its Builder Captain, Stanley Martin Homes and trade partners. HomeAid will obtain significant cost savings off the total retail construction costs, according to a news release.

The savings will allow Youth for Tomorrow to invest more money in the programs and services that will make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people in its care.

See the story.

Follow the progress of the Youth for Tomorrow project!  #HANVYFT2015

Homeless Family and Survivors of Domestic Violence Benefit from HomeAid Renovations

By | News

March 4, 2015–A previously homeless mother and her children and survivors of domestic violence have new, updated places to live, thanks to two renovations managed by HomeAid Northern Virginia. The renovations, valued at $110,000, enable these individuals to get on the road to self-sufficiency.

 In January, HomeAid and BOWA completed a $62,000 renovation for Cornerstones, allowing a single mom and her two young children to move out of a shelter and into an updated home. BOWA, a three-time HomeAid Builder Captain, and its 14 trade partners donated 91 percent of their labor and materials.

 The renovations included: new flooring, paint and carpet throughout; new fixtures in a powder room and a completely renovated full bathroom; new granite countertops, kitchen appliances and cabinetry; upgraded electrical components; and power-washing outside.

 “The investment in the property is invaluable,” said Nicole de Lima Morris, senior asset manager for Housing and Community Development for Cornerstones. “Our housing stock is aging, and having significant, donated work like this allows us to save reserves and put additional funds into social service programs for the family.”

In February, HomeAid, Winchester Homes and 14 trade partners completed a $49,000 renovation for ACTS Turning Points Domestic Violence Program, transforming a small, inefficient kitchen into an expanded gathering place for resident families. 

Winchester Homes and trade partners gutted the kitchen; remodeled the powder room; built a dining bar to double the seating, added cabinets and storage; expanded counter space; and installed new flooring, countertops, cabinetry and appliances.

“This project has done a world of good,” said Dotty Larson, ACTS’ program director. “Many of our families don’t have relatives in the area, and they’ve come here to be safe … so it’s a huge boost for them to see members of the community doing something for them, and realize that there are people who care. A lot of our residents, especially the kids, needed this reminder that people are looking out for them.”