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.