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Van Metre Homes – a Dedicated HomeAid Partner

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Did you know? Van Metre Homes led the renovation of a historic six-bedroom home that provided new safe and stable housing for two homeless families. The project was 78% donated and has helped to provide a home for homeless families and survivors of domestic violence. vmspinsalelogo
The Ives House, owned by Falls Church Presbyterian Church and operated by Shelter House, had been vacant for several years and was badly in need of repair. Van Metre stepped up as Builder Captain for the project, leading a renovation that was valued at nearly $40,000. The transformation was remarkable – together, Van Metre Homes, HomeAid and 15 trade partners, sub-contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers turned this house from a building into disrepair into a home for families in need of a safe place to live.
 

“Van Metre and HomeAid have turned an otherwise impossible dream into reality.”

– Laura Martin, Shelter House

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Although they completed their first project in 2013, Van Metre Homes has supported us for several years through participation on our Board of Directors and this year, Brian Davidson, Executive Vice President (Van Metre Homes), has stepped up to serve as our Board President.
In 2014, the Van Metre Companies Foundation designated HomeAid Northern Virginia as the beneficiary of the Annual Van Metre Cornhole Challenge, raising more than $30,000 for HomeAid Shelter Projects. Cornhole pic

 THANK YOU, Van Metre Homes!

Touchstones Custom Homes Partners with HomeAid

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Did you know?
Touchstone Custom Homes partnered with HomeAid Northern Virginia in 2014 with the completion of a 3,491 square foot townhome which gave new hope and a safe place to live to seven residents of a long-term assisted living facility

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82% of the project costs were donated and provided a total investment of $52,000 in housing for the homeless.
The long-term assisted living facility owned by our Shelter Partner, Community Residences, received a brand-new kitchen thanks to NVBIA’s Custom Builders Council, led by first-time Builder Captain Touchstone Custom Homes. Community Residences offers individuals with disabilities supportive housing and the physical, mental and emotional services needed to facilitate independent and dignified living within the community. Touchstone Custom Homes’ remodeling of the kitchen gave the residents the opportunity to improve their kitchen skills and to interact with each other in a healthy, positive environment.

“Each of our seven residents cooks once a week for everyone, and they all sit down together like one big family. This kitchen makes a direct impact on their recovery and helps expedite their transition.”

-Cherie Harris, Community Residences

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Christopher Companies Partners with HomeAid

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Did you know? Christopher Companies led a renovation of a 1,700 square foot facility that houses homeless and runaway youth? The project was 100% donated and has helped to provide a safe and stable home for 200 teenagers each year. tumblr_static_christopher-logo
The renovation of The Alternative House provided some much-needed upkeep for a facility that offers a home for youth that otherwise might be living on the streets. The $9,000 project made a huge difference for staff, said Meghan Huebner (The Alternative House). “The shelving system made it so much easier to organize and access donations and keep them safe from flood damage.”
Although this was the first project that Christopher Companies has completed in conjunction with HomeAid, we are glad to call them one of our Builder Captains – they have certainly improved the everyday living conditions of the young people that The Alternative House serves. THANK YOU, Christopher Companies!

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K. Hovnanian Homes – a Valued HomeAid Partner

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Did you know that K. Hovnanian Homes has completed 4 shelter projects, helping us make an investment of more than $1 million in housing for the homeless?

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K. Hovnanian Homes gave 120 homeless people a new start by providing a safe and stable place to live – and many more will continue to benefit from their work.
K. Hovnanian Homes’ most recent HomeAid project increased the capacity of Northern Virginia Family Services’ (NVFS) SERVE Shelter by 50% and created new space for program staff to offer educational classes and other training. This project saved NVFS more than $500,000 – money that went back into the many different services and programs that help their clients get back on their feet.

“[We participate in HomeAid projects] … most of all … because our people get energized by it. As an organization, from the top down, we all feel that we get as much as we give, and it gives all of us a huge energy boost. It’s exciting to know that we’re making such a big difference to so many.”

-Pete Thompson, group president, K. Hovnanian Homes

     
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We are so proud to have partners like K. Hovnanian Homes who continue to support us through projects and representation on our Board of Directors (Pete Thompson) – without their efforts, we would not be able to continue our mission – building new lives for the homeless through housing and community outreach. THANK YOU, K. Hovnanian Homes!

The other important projects that K. Hovnanian Homes and HomeAid have completed together: Christian Relief Services 2006, New Hope Housing 2007, ALIVE House 2009

History of a Long Partnership with Winchester Homes

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Did you know?
Winchester Homes has completed 6 shelter projects, helping us make an investment of more than $1 million in housing for the homeless.

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These projects gave more than 400 homeless people a new start by providing a safe and stable place to live – many more people will continue to benefit from their long-lasting work.

Winchester Homes has been one of our most dedicated Builder Captains. They served as Builder Captain with Miller and Smith on a project for Volunteers of America Chesapeake for the total renovation of the Loudoun Transitional Housing shelter for homeless families and single women. The smart renovations maximized the functionality of the apartments, providing a more dignified, practical, and safe living environment for eight families.

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“Since coming to the transitional program, I have experienced such a feeling of growth. I was completely shocked to see the new rooms. What a feeling to have the help my family and I are getting through this program, and to be able to come back each day to these rooms – they’re like luxury apartments, and they make me feel like I’m worth something.”

– Sarah, a resident of the Loudoun Transitional Housing Program

 
In addition to their strong project leadership, Winchester Homes has been a valuable partner in many other ways – from their sponsorship of our Annual Gala & Auction to the leadership of John Monacci (Winchester Homes Executive Vice President) on our Board of Directors (as well as HomeAid America’s Board of Directors), Winchester Homes is making a difference in our ability to fulfill our mission of building new lives for the homeless. In recognition of their dedication, John Monacci was named as the recipient of our 2014 Presidents’ AwardTHANK YOU!
Other important projects that Winchester Homes has led: ACTS 2008, NOVACO 2009, Cornerstones 2011, ACTS 2015

Toll Brothers Partnership Benefits HomeAid

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Did you know? Toll Brothers has completed 3 shelter projects, helping us make an investment of more than $1 million in housing for the homeless?

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These projects gave more than 2,000 homeless people a new start by increasing the capacity of homelessness service providers to offer much-need programs and services – many more people will continue to benefit from their long-lasting work.  

Pictured at the left is the dedication ceremony for one of the projects completed by Toll Brothers that has had a significant impact in the Loudoun County community – the build-out of a thrift store, which helps to support the Good Shepherd Alliance’s work, as well as much-needed office space for their staff.

 

Toll Brothers generously took on the complete renovation of a warehouse that since 2011, has served as the location of the Women Giving Back (WGB) Store, a HomeAid Northern Virginia program which provides clothing and accessories free-of-charge to women and children in crisis.

The renovation of the WGB Store has made a difference in thousands of lives every year!

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Toll Brothers’ commitment to giving back to the community and support of our mission of housing the homeless has extended beyond their participation in our projects. In 2014, Toll Brothers donated hundreds of model home appliances to HomeAid Northern Virginia. The sale of these appliances raised more than $100,000 in support of our programs and operations.
We are grateful to Toll Brothers for their strong commitment to HomeAid, to our community, and to providing homes for the thousands of Northern Virginia families for whom homelessness is a daily struggle. For their exceptional dedication, Bill Gilligan, regional president of Toll Brothers, was recognized as the recipient of our 2010 Presidents’ Award.  THANK YOU!

Madison Homes Partnership

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Did you know?

Madison Homes has completed 3 shelter projects, helping us make an investment of more than $60,000 in housing for the homeless.

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The projects gave 29 homeless people a new start by providing a safe and stable place to live – many more people will continue to benefit from their work.

Madison Homes has left a lasting impact on the Northern Virginia region through the shelter projects that they have completed in conjunction with HomeAid. From our work on the Doorways for Women and Families shelter project, to the two projects completed for NOVACO, Madison Homes and HomeAid have worked together to create a safe place to live for many women and children fleeing domestic violence.

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“We are so grateful to HomeAid and Madison homes … their work allows us to focus our funding on supporting families. [We receive] many applications every year, and it’s nice knowing we’ll now have the capacity to safely house another family while they get back on their feet and re-start their lives free from abuse.”

-Victoria Neeley, NOVACO

Madison Homes’ impact on the community through their partnership with HomeAid has been even larger than the direct impact of the projects that we have completed together – Madison Homes supports HomeAid through event sponsorships, and the long-time service and leadership on our Board of Directors (Russell Rosenberger, president, Madison Homes).

Two other important projects that Madison Homes led for us:  NOVACO and Doorways for Women and Families.

Madison Homes is partnering with us to transform lives and communities!

HomeAid and Arcadia Communities Partnership

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Did you know? Arcadia Communities began a new partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia in 2014 with the completion of a 1,200 square foot townhome which gave new hope and a safe place to live to a mom and her four kids. The project was 100% donated – an investment of $33,000 in housing for the homeless. ArcadiaCommunities-K
This was Arcadia Communities’ first project with HomeAid, but it was a valuable one – Arcadia managed the entire project, start-to-finish, and gave one mom new hope and a home for her four children. The project saved Cornerstones $32,700 – that’s $32,700 that went back into programming and training for all of the families that Cornerstones serves. This project has touched more lives than those of the five people who immediately moved into the property.
 

“HomeAid and their NVBIA builder members and subcontractors have been the best of our partners,” added Tim McMahon, vice president of housing and community development for Cornerstones. “Providing these extensive renovations, resulting in warm and welcoming residences for families, helps our clients progress out of poverty and into stable housing. It is a long-term and productive partnership in effective intervention and community building, and it’s a partnership we deeply appreciate. Everyone who worked on this project … has made this generous and tangible gift possible.”

– Tim McMahon, Cornerstones.

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