Your Home Builders Association and Rebuild Upstate will team up later this month to repair a deck that is the primary entrance for a 78-year-old widow in Easley. Please consider volunteering.
Needed are 8-10 volunteers to perform the work. Andrew Woodford of ABW Construction will supervise the project.
- Saturday, September 30
- 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately to perform construction work. The HBA will provide lunch and have water and sodas on hand.
To volunteer and for additional details, simply email Michael Dey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that two HBA of Greenville members, along with Home Builders from around the country, are making a huge impact in Zambia, Africa? Donations from Homes for Hope are helping HOPE International come alongside the church in Zambia to form Savings and Credit Associations (SCA).
SCA’s provide a way for people to gain access to credit for emergencies or even starting a business. “If you are living on less than a few dollars a day, it is impossible to save money because you need everything you earn, and then some,” Jack Nulty, Executive Director of Homes for Hope, said. “However, in 2016 with the formation of SCA’s powered by HOPE International, the impossible has been made possible and has helped more than 1,000 families loosen the grip of poverty,” Nulty said.
Homes for Hope, an HBA member since 2012, raises money for HOPE International by working with Home Builders and HBAs to build new homes, the proceeds from which are transmitted to HOPE International for their charitable and micro-lending activities in a dozen countries around the world.
Homes for Hope Executive Director Jack Nulty credits Rosewood Communities, Rosewood President Mark Nyblom, and Rosewood’s trade and supply partners, for answering the call for help by building several homes in the Greenville area that have benefited Homes for Hope.
You can help HOPE International fight poverty by doing what you do best, build homes. Consider taking the proceeds from one of the homes you build this year and help 1,000 families or more by providing financial services to people who really need help! Visit homes4hope.org for more information.
|Joshua Alford and Eddie Howard work with other volunteers to build a wheel chair ramp for a veteran|
With the leadership of your HBA’s Community Service Committee, chaired by Richard Bernath of Southern Traditions Window Fashions, your fellow HBA members are at work around the community helping others in need of a hand up.
On April 8, a group of members led by Eddie Howard of Howard Custom Builders, Joshua Alford of Custom Remodel and Handyman Service, and Michael Dey of the HBA of Greenville, built a wheel chair ramp for a veteran living in Central, SC. The project, which was facilitated by Rebuild Upstate, took just a morning, but the result will improve the life of a veteran for many years.
Members have another opportunity to give a family a hand up on April 22. Your HBA is volunteering for a day with Habitat for Humanity to build a new home at 9 Hope Bridge Way in Greenville. Shift times are 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. and 12 noon until 3:30 p.m. Consider volunteering a little of your weekend to serve the community that gives so much to our industry. Contact Michael Dey for details.
The Roast of Ralph Hendricks will take place Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Simpsonville. This event will honor a century of commitment to community from Ralph, a past president of your Home Builders Association of Greenville, and will benefit Simpsonville Now, an organization dedicated to the future of Simpsonville.
Individual tickets are $50, and $400 per table. Contact Timothy Brett for more information and to RSVP.
Did you know that the Home Builders Association of Greenville has a weekly column in the Greenville News Sunday paper? We offer tips to consumers regarding home maintenance, design trends, and the home buying process.
Additionally, each column features a Bridge Awards winner, community service project, or other special feature from the Association’s activities. You can see the PDF version of all the past columns on our website.