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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to North Grand Neighborhood Services

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) and HBCF Board Member Gregory Vatterott, Sr. of Charles F. Vatterott Construction Company presented a $15,000 donation to Donna Torillo, executive director and Dianne Marshak, volunteer coordinator of North Grand Neighborhood Services (NGNS).

The donation will be used to purchase materials to construct two tiny houses for homeless and at-risk individuals in St. Louis City. The two homes are being built by students in the Rockwood School District at Eureka and Summit High Schools. Upon completion, the homes will be transported to the North Grand neighborhood of St. Louis. NGNS promotes the dignity of low-income persons and the community in which they share by developing affordable housing, employment and training opportunities for youth, and other community initiatives.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Brenda Dundon, resident, Kim Russo, residential care coordinator, and Karen Ledbetter, director of assisted living facilities at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services’ (CRSS) DuBourg House Assisted Living Center.

The donation will be used to help fund the Warm Windows for Low-Income Seniors project, which will replace 24 original aluminum-frame, single-pane picture windows in the dining and common rooms of CRSS’ DuBourg House Assisted Living Center. The improvements will provide a more comfortable interior space for senior residents, as well as reduce energy usage and costs. CRSS’ mission is to provide an integrated continuum of care to senior adults through social, health and housing services.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Youth In Need

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Rob Muschany, chief development officer of Youth In Need.

The donation will be used to renovate two full bathrooms and one half bath at Youth In Need’s Transitional Living Program group home. The shelter improvements will address health, physical and psychological safety, and security concerns, as well as help enhance the home-like environment for runaway and homeless youth. The Transitional Living Program is a residential program that operates a group home and several independent living program models designed to provide runaway and homeless youth with a continuum of individualized and strength-based services.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates More Than $7,000 to St. Vincent Home for Children

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) presented a $7,664 donation to Carla Monroe-Posey, CEO of St. Vincent Home for Children, and Bob Devine, chief development officer for St. Vincent.

The donation will be used to rebuild the inner doors for St. Vincent’s main entrance and install a video phone/doorbell system to improve safety for residents and staff. St. Vincent Home for Children’s mission is to provide love, security and professional treatment for troubled children and their families through an integrated program of services including individual and group counseling, anger management, coping skill development, after care counseling services and development of respect for one’s self and for others. All programs are provided at no cost to the families they serve.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes presented a $15,000 donation toHarper Zielonko, resource development operations manager for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL).

The donation will be used to support Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ 2017 build program. The funding will play an integral role in helping HFHSL reach its goal of building five new homes in Hazelwood, 10 new homes throughout the southeastern quadrant of St. Louis City and 3-6 planned new homes in the Tiffany neighborhood in south St. Louis City.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates $12,500 to Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes presented a $12,500 donation to Lauren Grotegeers, resource development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County.

The donation will be used to help fund the first attached home built by Habitat St. Charles. One home will be built for a family with young children, including one with special needs. The other is for a single mother and young daughter. Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County strives to fulfill the mission of providing decent, safe, affordable and sustainable housing to deserving families in St. Charles County.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates More Than $6,000 to Rainbow Village Properties, Inc.

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2015 HBA  President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left), HBCF President John Eilermann of McBride & Son Companies (right) presented a $6,370 donation to Jo-Ann Goldstein, associate director of development for Rainbow Village.

The funds will be used to repair a driveway at one of Rainbow Village’s homes for a wheelchair-bound client. Rainbow Village strives to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. Living in a neighborhood home, instead of a nursing home or institution, gives residents a better quality of life and more independence.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

 

Home Builders Association Donates More Than $7,000 to DOORWAYS

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) and HBCF President John Eilermann of McBride & Son Companies (right) presented a $7,210 donation to Herman Johnson of DOORWAYS  (also known as Interfaith Residence).

The funds will be used to make lighting improvements in their family residential complex. DOORWAYS is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates $10,000 to Rebuilding Together-St. Louis

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) and HBCF President John Eilermann of McBride & Son Companies (right) presented a $10,000 donation to Dave Ervin, executive director of Rebuilding Together-St. Louis (second from left), and Mark Jansen, Rebuilding Together Board Member.

The donation will be used toward Rebuilding Together-St. Louis’ Rebuilding Day program. Rebuilding Together revitalizes neighborhoods in partnership with the community by rehabilitating the houses of low-income home owners, particularly the elderly and the disabled, so that they may continue to live independently in comfort and safety. Rebuilding Day is the organization’s annual one-day blitz where volunteers make home repairs for low-income, elderly and disabled home owners in the St. Louis Metro area.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

Home Builders Association Donates $10,000 to Ranken Technical College

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2016 HBA President Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes (left) presented a $10,000 donation to Kari Davidson, director of major gifts for Ranken Technical College.

The donation will be used to support Ranken Technical College’s neighborhood revitalization and home building program, RCDC (Ranken Community Development Corporation). The RCDC was founded in 1994 to revitalize North City and give Ranken students real-world experience in building permanent homes. Carpentry, HVAC/refrigeration, plumbing, architectural technology, electrical and industrial technology students spend a portion of their second year building the homes and gaining valuable experience. Program participants are currently completing their 61st home. Ranken homes are sold as single-family, affordable housing and receive a ten-year real estate tax abatement from the City of St. Louis.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

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