“Thank you” reception planned for those that donated to Martha Childress cause.

“Thank you” reception planned for those that donated to Martha Childress cause.

The HBA of Greenville is still raising funds to cover the cost of the completed renovations done to Martha’s homes. As a small thank you, the family of Martha Childress would like to extend an invitation to a Thank You Reception for those who donated time, services, and funds to her cause. The drop- in reception will be held on January 19th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Thornblade Club in the Tudor Room.
Please RSVP with your attendance plans to Crystal Yanes at the HBA Office 864-254-0133 or cyanes@hbaofgreenville.com.

Note: There will also be a separate reception at a later date for those that donated time and resources through the HBA of Greenville for Martha’s Home renovations.

Martha Childress renovations coming along- STILL raising funds to cover costs.

Martha Childress renovations coming along- STILL raising funds to cover costs.

The renovations undertaken by the Martha Childress Task Force to Martha’s parent’s homes are coming along and should be ready for Martha in time for her return from a rehabilitation facility just before Christmas.

Martha Childress was paralyzed from the waist down in October after a stray bullet hit her in the Columbia area while waiting for a cab. Work on the homes has been ongoing since November and HBA of Greenville members have pitched in to make such a difficult time easier for her and her family.

Marha’s family is very close to the Home Building industry.  Her father, Chuck Childress, is a construction lender for BB&T and serves as the association’s Treasurer. Her mother, Pam Childress, is a broker with Prudential C. Dan Joyner.  And her step parents also work in the industry.

Some of the renovations include widening doors, expansion of rooms, and laying new flooring to accommodate her wheel chair. One of the largest parts of the project is the installation of an elevator in one of the homes.

Many of the businesses and individuals involved have donated materials or labor or in some cases both, however this has not come without additional expenses.  Your HBA of Greenville has set a goal of $25,000 in order to purchase the elevator and pay for other expenses of this large project done with mostly donated time and materials. We continue to ask for your help.  To the extent that we raise funds that are not spent on this project, any additional funds will be donated to the trust fund set up for Martha’s continued healthcare cost.

Thank you to all of the those companies and individuals who have donated their time, services, and money to this project:

  • Dillard-Jones Builders
  • Hollison Homes
  • Gateway Plumbing
  • Ferguson
  • Progress Lighting
  • Greenville Carpet One
  • Clayton Tile
  • CertaPro Painters
  • Advanced Central Products
  • Simply A/V
  • Keith Smith Builders
  • Dias Renovations
  • Advanced Renovations
  • Steamatic
  • Silas Lewis
  • Mobile Attic
  • Waste Industries
  • Little John Portable Toilets
  • Jeff Lynch TV & Appliance
  • Gallivan, White, and Boyd
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Arthur Rutenberg Homes
  • Builders First Source
  • GBS Building Supply
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Elevator
  • IBI Builders
  • Priceless Construction
  • SupaKleen
  • Carolina Foothills Studio
  • Electrical Contractors Inc.

Contributions also have been made by:

  • Quinn-Satterfield
  • Gabriel Builders
  • Priceless Construction
  • Stoneledge Properties, LLC
  • Galloway Custom Homes, LLC
  • Dunn Custom Builders, LLC
  • Woodmark Homes
  • Michael and Karen Dey
  • ACA/Freewood Contractors
  • Bergeron Custom Homes
  • The Marchant Company
  • Mr. Hunt and Ms. Wade 

Please consider supporting this effort by contributing to the Martha Childress Fund at the Home Builders Association of Greenville.  Make checks payable to the Home Builders Association of Greenville, earmarked Martha Childress Fund.

Martha Childress Task Force and Fundraising Opportunities

Martha Childress Task Force and Fundraising Opportunities

The HBA of Greenville Board of Directors has formed the Martha Childress Task Force to modify Martha’s home in preparation for returning from a rehabilitation facility. Martha continues to heal and is making great strides in recovering from a gunshot would that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

If you are unable to contribute labor or materials to these two projects, please consider a cash contribution to the Martha Childress Housing Fund. All proceeds not spent on her housing needs will be donated to a fund for her ongoing health needs. Checks can be made payable to HBA of Greenville Attn: Martha Childress Fund, 5 Creekside Park Court Ste. A, Greenville, SC 29615.

Additional fundraising opportunities have been set up to help Martha (http://elephantstrong.org/fundraising.html).

If you have any questions, please contact the HBA office at info@hbaofgreenville.com or (864) 254-0133.